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Geography A Level (Linear) at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Course description

- Tectonic processes and hazards
- Landscape systems and processes
- The water cycle and water insecurity
- The carbon cycle and energy security
- Climate change and climate change futures
- Coastal landscapes and coastal change
- Globalisation
- Changing and shaping places
- Superpowers
- Global development and global connections
- Migration patterns and an investigation into human rights

Course content

A level Geography now includes a module of coursework which requires students to write a 3000-4000 word report.  This report is based on fieldwork that students have independently carried out across 4 days.  To facilitate this, the department will run a residential fieldtrip to Devon at an approximate cost of £420 (moderate financial assistance may be available).

Entry requirements

- Cartographic skills and techniques at a range of scales.
- Undertaking independent research, investigation and fieldwork.
- Statistical skills and techniques.
- Using modern information technologies such as geographical information systems.
- Decision-making skills.
- Development as a global citizen recognising the challenges of sustainability.
- Planning, analysing and evaluating data.

- APS 4+ including 3 grade 5s.  It is not essential to have a GCSE in Geography



Module 1 (30%) A physical geography exam.
Module 2 (30%) A human geography exam.
Module 3 (20%) A synoptic examination which brings together human and physical geography topics.
Module 4 (20%) Independent coursework. Students will conduct 4 days of fieldwork and will write up their investigation into a 3000 word report that draws upon fieldwork and detailed independent research.

Geography is an essay based subject, students are required to write the majority of their examinations in essay format.

Future opportunities

Geographers can go into a wide range of jobs, including; advertising, education, finance, landscape architecture, law, marketing, retailing, travel and tourism, management, information technology, environmental management, social and health services, sales and many more.

Geography graduates are highly employable, due to the wide ranging skills students develop. Geography graduates have one of the highest employment rates after leaving university.

Further information

Extra-curricular activities to support this course:

  • Geographical Experience - Opportunities to visit Iceland or China
  • Four day residential trip to Somerset
  • Study/Revision Courses including Tectonics conference in London
  • Lecture at thhe local 'Geographical Association' Centre
  • Visting guest speakers in a range of geographical careers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bennett Memorial Diocesan School directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2017
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