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Geography A Level at Ursuline High School

Course description

Geography is often regarded as a bridge between the arts and the sciences; it aims to develop an understanding of the variable nature of the earth’s physical landscape and the complex nature of our own relationships and interactions with the environment. The course aims to investigate both Human and Physical Geography in greater depth. Topics include: Water and Carbon Cycles, Coastal systems, Hazards, Global systems and Governance, Changing Places and Population. Students will be engaged through the most up to date topical material as well as by attending field trips to carry out and learn techniques of geographical investigations.

Course content

- Students develop an enjoyment of both Human and Physical Geography

- Students gain an interest in the world around them and an appreciation of our planet

- Students further develop their high level of written communication skills.

- Students become proficient in analysing and interpreting graphical data


PAPER 1 Physical – 2.5 hour exam: 120 marks. 40% of A Level
- section a) Water and Carbon Cycles
- section b) Coastal Systems and landscapes
- section c) Hazards
- Field trip summer of year 12

PAPER 2 Human - 2.5 hour exam: 120 marks. 40% of A Level
- section a) Global systems and global governance
- section b) Changing places
- section c) Contemporary urban environments

PAPER 3 (no exam)
- Geography Fieldwork investigation: 60 marks. 20% of A Level (3 000 – 4 000 words)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ursuline High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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