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Geography A Level at North Bromsgrove High School

Course description

In an ever changing world where the interplay of physical and human geography brings about ever more hazardous situations, the study of geography has never been more important. With a grounding in some of the key geographical topics and an engaging mode of teaching, this course provides an ideal gateway to the study of geography at university and beyond.

Course content

Unit 1: Physical Geography (40%) The study of physical geography. The chosen topics are:
- The Water and Carbon Cycles
- Hot Desert environments and their margins
- Hazards

Unit 2: Human Geography (40%) The study of core human geographical concepts along with contrasting themes of contemporary or environmental impact, management and sustainability. The chosen topics are:

- Global systems and global governance
- Changing places
- Contemporary urban environments

Unit 3: Geographical investigation (20%) Candidates use their skills of enquiry, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Students will complete an investigation which must include data from the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

Entry requirements

- Standard entry requirements.
- Grade C or above in geography GCSE or C in Science or a 5 in English Language if never studied before.


80% Examination  

20% Teacher Assessed Investigation  

Future opportunities

- cartography
- urban planning
- flood management
- geographical information systems
- teaching

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Bromsgrove High School directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2017

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