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Geography A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

The Geography syllabus highlights the main issues and concepts that people are likely to encounter in their current and future lives, including Sustainability, Flooding, Resource issues, Climate change, Globalisation, Population issues,Development issues and the spread of diseases. Fieldwork is an important part of the course, and in recent years we have visited Suffolk, Camber Sands and Margate, and plan to visit the Lake District.

Course content

Overview of A Level

  • Core content 60% of AS and A level. Two core physical and two core human themes (1 each for AS)
  • Physical themes – Water and Carbon Cycles and Landscape systems (One of Rivers, Coasts, Glaciers)
  • Human themes – Global systems & global governance and Changing place, Changing Places
  • At least half non-core content to address people-environment questions and issues
  • Minimum 2 fieldwork days at AS and 4 days for A level
  • Independent investigation at A level 20% (incorporates fieldwork and research)
  • Optional units to be decided include: Identity and Belonging, Place making and Marketing, Spread and impact of Disease, Hazards and Cold Environments

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language C or better
GCSE Geography B or better

Future opportunities

Popular university courses for students with A level Geography include Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Development Studies.

Geography allows students to develop a wide range of literacy, numeracy, problem solving and GIS skills which can lead to careers in environmental organisations such as National Parks and the Environment Agency, travel, transportation and insurance industries, international charities and organisations using GIS, such as the Army, the meteorological office, government agencies, teaching and retail businesses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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