Geography AS/A-Level at St Aloysius RC College
Currently AS and A2 courses are offered separately with external exams at the AS which determines progression into A Level.
- Rivers Floods and Management
- Coastal Environments
- Population Change
- Health Issues
A2 - Students will choose with their teachers THREE units of study from the following options:
- Plate tectonics and Associated Hazards
- Weather and Climate and Associated Hazards
- Ecosystems: Change and Challenge
- World Cities
- Development and Globalisation
- Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges
English Language C, Maths C.
You must have a Grade B in a Humanities based subject (Geography, History or RE).
AS - Unit 1 - GEOG1 - Physical and Human Geography - 70% of AS - 35% of A-Level - 2 hour written examination - 120 marks - Structured short and extended questions.
Unit 2 - GEOG2 - Geographical Skills - 30% of AS - 15% of A-Level - 1 hour written examination - 50 marks - Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions
A2 - Unit 3 - GEOG 3 - Contemporary Geographical Issues - 30% of A-Level - 2 hrs 30 mins written examination - 90 marks - Structured short and extended questions, plus essay.
Unit 4 - GEO4A - Geography Fieldwork Investigation or GEO4B - Geographical Issue Evaluation - 20% of A-Level - 1 hr 30 mins written examination - 60 marks.
GEO4A - structured short and extended questions based on candidates' fieldwork investigation and fieldwork skills.
GEO4B - structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information Booklet.
There are currently no Controlled Assessment requirements for the GCE A Level Geography
There are a range of pathways which A Level Geography can offer at university including:
- Urban Regeneration
- Economic Development and Planning
- International and Public Relation
- Climate Change and Natural Hazard Management
As a recognised academic subject, Geography is valued by universities offering degrees in Law, Journalism, Economics, Politics and International Relations.
There are a wide range of employers that value Geography A-Level due to the breadth of skills and knowledge covered. Jobs related to Geography might include:
- Town Planning
- Civil Service
- Environmental Management
- GIS Specialist
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Aloysius RC College directly.