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Geography AQA AS & A Level at Ifield Community College

Course description

Component 1: Physical geography

  • Section A: Water and carbon cycles
  • Section B: either Coastal systems and landscapes or Hot desert environments and their margins
  • Section C: either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress or Cold environments

Component 2: Human geography

  • Section A: Global systems and global governance
  • Section B: Changing places
  • Section C: either population and environment or Contemporary urban environments or Resource security

Component 3: Geographical investigation

  • Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in 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.

Course content

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Biology, Physics, English Literature, Sociology, Psychology.

Entry requirements

To study a Level 3 subject the prospective student must have at least 5 GCSE A*-C grades including a C in English Language and Mathematics. There are some subject specific entry requirements, they are as follows:

  • C grade in GCSE Geography or
  • B grade in GCSE Science or Additional Science

Assessment

Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the feild.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.

Future opportunities

Geography is highly valued by universities and employers. It encourages the skills of analysis, evaluation and creating well balanced arguments. Ideal qualities for a vast range of careers such as Journalism, Law, Teaching, Tourism, Geography is one of the few subjects that can lead to BSc or BA at degree level making career options even more flexible and is especially suitable for higher education study of Geology, Environmental Studies and Geographical Information Systems.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016

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