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Geography AS/A Level at Beverley High School

Course description

AS LEVEL - Two compulsory modules each with its own assessment unit to be taken in June, subject to the school exam entry policy.

A2 LEVEL - Two compulsory modules each with its own assessment unit to be taken in June.

Course content

AS LEVEL - 

Module 1   Physical and Human Geography

Students must study four topics, Rivers, Floods & Management, and Cold or Coastal Environments from the physical section and Population Change and Health Issues from the human section.

Module 2   Geographical Skills

A geographical skills paper based on the content of module one.  The skills include investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT and statistical.

Fieldwork

Autumn Term – River studies – In the North Yorkshire Moors

Autumn Term  Y13 – Coastal studies – South Shore Bridlington

A2 LEVEL -

Two compulsory modules each with its own assessment unit to be taken in June.

Module 3   Contemporary Geographical Issues

Students study four issues:

- Physical options –            Plate Tectonics & associated hazards

                                            Ecosystems: Change & challenge

-  Human options  –            World cities

                                       Development and Globalisation

Module 4 Geography Fieldwork Investigation

The fieldwork investigation will give the students the opportunity to extend an area of the subject content into a more detailed fieldwork study giving the students the opportunity to use their skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

 Fieldwork:

Autumn Term – Sand Dune Study

 

Assessment

EXAMS

Module 1 – Structured short & extended questions.  2 hours.  70% of the total AS marks & 35% of the total A-level marks.

Examined in June.

Module 2 – Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions.  1 hour.  30% of the total AS marks & 15% of the total A-level marks.  Examined in June.

A2 LEVEL - Two compulsory modules each with its own assessment unit to be taken in June.

Module 3   Contemporary Geographical Issues

Students study four issues:

- Physical options –            Plate Tectonics & associated hazards

                                            Ecosystems: Change & challenge

-  Human options  –            World cities

                                       Development and Globalisation

Module 4 Geography Fieldwork Investigation

Module 3 - Structured short & extended questions and one essay.  2 hours and 30 minutes.  30% of the total A-level marks.  To be examined in June.

Module 4 – Structured short & extended questions based on fieldwork undertaken and skills covered in module 3.  1 hour 30 minutes.  20% of the total A-level marks.  To be examined in June.

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities:  Various - e.g. Business and Finance, Scientific Services, Education, Professional and Social Services, Leisure, Travel and Tourism, Information Services, Management and Administration, Environmental Management.

Further information

Studying geography will give you the opportunity to develop the following key skills – application of number, communication, ICT, problem solving, working with other.

The fieldwork investigation will give the students the opportunity to extend an area of the subject content into a more detailed fieldwork study giving the students the opportunity to use their skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 August 2016

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    • Beverley High School is a Group 6, five-form entry girls' comprehensive within the East Riding of Yorkshire. 816 girls are currently on roll including 120 girls in the Sixth Form. The School, founded in 1908, has developed since 1973 from a grammar school into a fully comprehensive 11-18 establishment. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary in September 2008.

      Beverley High School is long established with an excellent record and considerable achievements in academic work, music, drama, art and sport. We are particularly concerned to develop each girl's good qualities to the full. The school has a long tradition of successful education and enjoys a high reputation within the community, both at local and county level. The school features in the “Good Schools’ Guide”.

      Subject departments are housed in purpose-built rooms set amidst fine grounds. We have a dedicated Library and Sixth Form Block. A Sports Hall was opened in September 2006 and an Art/Technology Centre opened in September 2008.