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Geography A Level at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College

Course description

The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected.

Geography inspires students to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

Course content

The new linear Edexcel course will build on knowledge, application, understanding and skills developed during GCSE. The course comprises of four areas of study: two in Year 12 and a further two in Year 13.

Area of Study 1: Dynamic Landscapes. We explore Tectonic Processes and Hazards and well as an integrated study of either a glacial or coastal environment.

Area of Study 2: Dynamic Places. We get to grips with globalisation and also different aspects of diversity.

Area of Study 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability. Incorporating the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle and energy security and climate change futures.

Area of Study 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics. We explore shifting global economic and political power and issues of health, human rights, migration and sovereignty

There are three examined components plus an internally assessed independent investigation. We have selected this syllabus as it offers and exciting, engaging and varied programme of study.

The Geography Department at MDTC has achieved national recognition for its high standards of teaching and curriculum planning; you are joining us at an exciting time.

Entry requirements

Students entering the Form who have not attained grade C or above in GCSE English or Mathematics will be required to re-take those subjects in Year 12 to acquire the C or above result.

Future opportunities

Geography is regarded as a good, broadspectrum subject as it fits well alongside most other A Levels. In Higher Education, it can be studied individually or alongside a range of other subjects such as languages, sport studies and business studies. Employers regard Geography highly, both as a scientific subject and as one that provides students with a wide range of knowledge and skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks' Dyke Tennyson College directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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