Group Six IB Geography HL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School
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YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE SUBJECT FROM EACH OF THE SIX GROUPS, THREE AT HIGHER LEVEL (HL) AND THREE AT STANDARD LEVEL (SL)
Standard and Higher Level
All students study a core topic on population, development, environmental sustainability and resource consumption. There are three option topics; freshwater, food and health and urban environments. The Standard Level students will do the first two of these, while higher level students will study all three. In addition to this the Higher Level students will take an extension paper on global interactions.
There are three papers. Paper 1 is the core paper which is a mixture of structured questions and an essay. This is for both HL and SL students. Paper 2 is the options paper. Each option has two choices, each choice is a mixture of structured questions and an short essay. Paper 3 is an essay paper where students write two essays.
The course expects a high level of student interest and motivation in the topics covered.
Students develop transferable skills such as analysing information, data collection, IT, communication, decision making and teamwork skills, due to the content and design of the course. Much of this will be built upon on the fieldwork trip to the French Alps in Year 12.
Why do this subject?
A geographical education is an education for life. It develops in us an enthusiasm and enjoyment of our environments, and improves our understanding of environmental and cultural challenges that face the world. The study of geography helps to create environmentally responsible citizens who are aware of the need to create sustainable development. A particularly wide range of skills relevant to employment, are developed through the learning of geography and its stimulating use of contemporary issues and real world examples. In short, geographical knowledge is essential for the decision-makers of tomorrow, and a useful aid in understanding the changes and complexities of the 21st Century.
What the students say:
“I chose to do IB Geography as it is a relevant and interesting subject. I prefer to do the IB as it allows me to take a wider range of subjects that will benefit my education and boost my attractiveness to Universities.” James Binckes, Year 12 Geographer.
Students will normally be expected to achieve at least 3 A grades and 4 B grades at GCSE. They will be required to have A grades in the subjects they are going to study at Higher Level (A* grade in Mathematics). In the case of a subject not studied at GCSE, a grade A will be required in a related subject.
There are a variety of careers that Geography graduates go into. Whether you enjoy learning about societies, environments, landscapes or locations around the world, you should find that the knowledge and skills that Geographers gain are highly regarded by employers. Geographers go into a wide variety of careers within a number of different sectors including environmental consultants, advertising executives, financial risk assessors, lawyers, surveyors, diplomats and television researchers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School directly.