Geography A Level at Knole Academy
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.
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.
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
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How to apply
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