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Geography A Level at Knole Academy

Course description

This exciting course has been designed to allow geographers the flexibility to explore key elements of physical, human and environmental aspects of the discipline. Fieldwork and research skills are a key feature of the course and will be undertaken at both year 1and year 2. The study of Geography, through enquiry based learning, can develop an informed concern about the quality of natural and human conditions on the earth’s surface. This approach helps students to develop their problem solving and decision making skills whilst fostering an understanding of human and physical processes that shape our earth. An increased awareness is developed of the geographer’s contribution to understanding and attempting to resolve geographical issues and problems at varying scales.



Course content

Year 1

Paper 1 -  Physical Geography: Tetonic processes and hazards; The water cycle and water insecurity; The carbon cycle and energy security; coastal landscapes and change. Coursework: 4000 word independent project

Year 2 - Human Geography: Globalisation; superpowers; Rebranding places and divers places; Health, human rights and intervention, migration, identity and sovereignty

Paper 3 - Synoptic Paper : An examination on three synoptic themes; Players, attitudes and actions; Futures and uncertainties.


Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE qualifications at grade B or above including Geography, English (grade 5), and Mathematics (grade 5)


All examinations will be completed in May 2018

Paper 1 - 30% of the final qualification -  2 hours 

Paper 2 - 30% of the final qualificaiton - 2 hours

Paper 3 - 20% of the final qualification - 1 hour 45 minutes

Coursework - 20% of the final qualificaiton - 4000 word independent project 

Future opportunities

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Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years