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Geography A Level at Ivybridge Community College

Course description

Geography is a very broad based subject. You will study a wide range of inter-related issues facing the modern world, issues that address key ideas and debates in our world today. These are not only important in themselves; they also contribute to the application and understanding of many other AS subjects. The course also gives students the opportunity of choosing for themselves topics for study allowing them to further their own particular interests in the subject.

What will you study?

AS Level;

Unit 1 Global Challenges

  • World at risk
  • Going global

    Unit 2 Geographical Investigations

  • Crowded coasts
  • Unequal spaces

    A2 Level;

    Unit 3 Contested Planet Energy security

  • Water conflicts
  • Biodiversity under threat
  • Superpower geography
  • Bridging the development gap
  • The technological fix

    Unit 4 Geographical Research

  • Cold environments
  • Life on the margins
  • Cultural diversity
  • Pollution and human health
  • Consuming the rural landscape

    The course encourages you to develop a range of geographical skills that are also highly valued by other subjects: cartographic, graphical, data handling, research skills, problem solving, decision making and report writing.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students achieving a C grade at GCSE in their chosen subject may be accepted only by negotiation and agreement with the Team Leader for that subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ivybridge Community College directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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