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Geography at University Academy Holbeach

Course description

Geography A Level explores the key principles, concepts and processes that explain geographical phenomena and landscapes. It maintains the balance between physical and human geography while ensuring relevance to the modern world.

  • This A Level reduces repetition of topics covered at GCSE and Key Stage 4 and provides continuity and progression in geographical understanding.
  • It provides an excellent foundation for those learners wishing to go on to study geography at degree level. Topics are explored in-depth using individual research and investigation techniques.
  • It ensures that topics have relevance to the modern world and to young people‚Äôs lives.
  • It maintains the requirement to carry out fieldwork but removes the need for lengthy formal reports.

Topics include: Managing Physical Environments

  • Learners will develop understanding of the physical processes and factors that produce features, the impact of these processes on human activity and how human action has affected the physical processes. Topics are rivers, coasts, hot, arid/semi-arid and cold environments.

    Global Issues

  • Learners will develop the ability to identify and quantify issues of global concern, an understanding of the processes responsible for these issues, how humans are responding and the different consequences. Options include earth hazards, climatic hazards and globalisation.

  • Entry requirements

    Students will need at least a B in GCSE Geography. However, taking Geography at GCSE is not necessary to undertake an AS level course as most of the topics will be new. A willingness to read more widely beyond the work set in class is essential. Students who have not studied GCSE Geography will require at least a grade B in GCSE English language.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Holbeach directly.

    Last updated date: 19 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years