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Geography at Longbenton Community College

Course description

The AS Level and A Level Geography courses are challenging but highly relevant for the world we live in. The courses address contemporary world problems from a variety of perspectives and aim to help develop an understanding of the relationship between people and their environments, of the challenges faced, and the range of possible solutions.

Course content

AS Level Geography

Water and carbon cycles

Hot desert environments and their margins

Coastal systems and landscapes

Hazards Human geography

Global systems and global governance

Changing places

Contemporary urban environments

Geography fieldwork investigation

A Level Geography

Water and carbon cycles

Hot desert environments and their margins

Coastal systems and landscapes

Hazards

Ecosystems under stress

Cold environments Human geography

Global systems and global governance

Changing places

Contemporary urban environments

Population and the environment

Resource security

Geography investigation Students complete a 3,000-4,000 individual investigation on data collected at High Borrans. The investigation is worth 20% of the A Level.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C, including a grade B or above in Geography.

Assessment

How will the Geography AS LeveI be assessed?

The course will be assessed through two examinations at the end of the year. This will include both a physical Geography paper and a human Geography and fieldwork paper. Each examination will be 1 hours 30 minutes in length and account for 50% of the Geography AS Level.

How will the Geography A LeveI be assessed?

The course will be assessed through two examinations at the end of the second year. This will include both a physical Geography paper and a human Geography paper. Each examination will be 2 hours 30 minutes in length and account for 40% of the Geography A Level.

Further information

The course includes a residential visit to High Borrans in the Lake District during a weekend in the October of Year 12. The students will carry out practical activities and develop skills needed for the AS and A Level courses whilst in the Lake District.

Geography contributes strongly to employability as it will develop a wide range of sought after skills, and is relevant to the following fields: media, army and the law, location analysis, event management, conservation, town planning and banking, along with many others. Many of the skills you will learn in Geography are transferable to other AS and A Level subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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