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AS/A2 Geography at Trinity Sixth Form Consortium

Course description

AS UNIT 1 - Physical Geography - Rivers and Coasts; Human Geography - Population and Energy Issues.

AS UNIT 2 - Geographcal Skills - including fieldwork on the Manifold Valley studying river characteristics.

A2 UNIT 3 - Contemporary geographical Issues - Weather and Associated hazards; Plate Tectonics; Globalisation and Development.

A2 UNIT 4a - Geographical Fieldwork Investigation based on data collection in Cornwall studying coastal processes at Looe, Newquay and sustainable tourism at EDEN project.

There has never been a better or more important time to study Geography. Students undertaking a Geography A Level will study a range of contemporary issues which are relevant to our changing world today.  Issues such as global hazards, climate change, globalisation, sustainable development, migration, environmental degradation, water conflicts, superpowers, technology, energy security and social inequality.

With the breadth of knowledge that can be gained by studying Geography, it is one of the most relevant subjects you could choose to study.

Course content

Every student will enjoy  the varied activities in lessons. Activities are a mixture of independant and co-operative tasks.  Group work is important, as are debates, presentations, field work investigations and individual research. 

Students receive examination guidance by regularly completing practice exam questions and using the comprehensive revision guides designed by departmental staff.

Students are also encouraged to attend the local Geographical Association lectures that take place throughout the year at Staffordshire University.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Grade C at GCSE English and Science

 

 

GCSE A grade will be required for Maths, Physics & Chemistry. At least a GCSE B grade will be required for Biology & Modern Languages with a B in a Science subject required for Psychology.

 

Assessment

Internal teacher assessments for each topic. External AQA exam board. At both levels (AS & A2) two exams take place testing the topics covered.

Weekly homework will be set in both the Physical and Human Geography elements. This is internally assessed by staff using past exam questions and mark schemes.

Future opportunities

Geography is a highly regarded academic subject.  Choosing this subject as an A Level can open doors to an university degree, either specifically in Geography or by combining Geography with other A Levels to gain a place on a degree programme in another subject.

An A Level in Geography is recognised for its' academic "robustness" and, most importantly, it also helps young people into the world of work and into careers that are professionally and financially rewarding and enjoyable.

"Whatever your passion in the world-whether it be fascination with landscapes, interest in urban development or concerns about social inequality-Geography will provide you with the knowledge, experience and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance your professionally" Dr Rita Gardner, Director of the RGS-IBG

Further information

Transport

Lessons in The Trinity Sixth Form are taught in two blocks, a morning and an afternoon, with a flexible lunchtime in between. Some students will find that all of their subjects will be taught in the same school, while others may choose subjects taught in another school.

Transport will be provided free during the lunchtime, so you don't have to worry about getting from morning to afternoon classes. Free before and after transport is also available to and from your home school if required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Sixth Form Consortium directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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