Geography AS/A2 Level at Chobham Academy
Year AS content:
The AS course consists of two units. Units studies are; ‘Global challenges’, which explores two compulsory topics that look at the ‘big issues’ that face us all: Topic 1: The world at risk and Topic 2: Going Global. The second unit is ‘Geographical investigations’, which brings together today’s rapid economic changes which are impacting unfairly on people across the globe. Students will study two topics ‘Rebranding Places’, which focuses on how we need to re-image and regenerate rural and urban areas, using appropriate strategies and ‘Crowded Coasts’ which reveals how increasing development is testing our ability to manage these valued environments. There will be a compulsory residential fieldtrip as part of this unit.
Year A2 content:
During year 13 students study a further two units. Unit studies are ‘Contested Planet’, which explores one physical and one human issue. The physical options give students the opportunity to explore how we might best manage some of the challenges we face from the natural world. The human option explores the changing relationship between rural and urban environments. In the second unit ‘Geographical Research’, students select and study one topic from six to reflect their geographical interests. Options include Tectonic activity and hazards, Life on the margins: the food supply problems and Pollution and human health risk at risk.
Students require a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including grade B or above in Geography from the higher tier and grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics.
All units are assessed through examinations that can be taken in January and June for both years 12 and 13.
A Level Geography is a means of entry to both Science and Arts courses in colleges and universities. Many employers welcome the study of A Level Geography. Specific careers involving Geography include environmental consultancy, regeneration officer, government policy officer, journalism, tourism, teaching & surveying, cartography, banking, town planning and the armed forces.
Concern for the environment has risen sharply in many walks of life. Geography provides a particular insight into work geared to the protection and appreciation of both rural and urban environments.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chobham Academy directly.