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Geography A Level Block A at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

There has never been a better or more important time to study geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, Geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study, as it will help prepare you for this dynamic world in which we live. We will be offering the AS and A level course. The AS course includes two written examinations. Paper one is a 1 hour and 30 minute written examination which is worth 50% of the qualification. Topics will include: - Tectonic Processes and Hazards, Landscape Systems, Processes and Change, Glaciated Landscapes and Change or Coastal Landscapes and Change Paper two is a 1 hour 30 minute written examination which is worth 50% of the qualification. Topics will include: - Globalisation, Shaping Places – including optional sub-topics from which students choose one from two: Regenerating Places or Diverse Places The A level course consists of three examinations and one piece of coursework. Unit one is a two hour written examination worth 30% of the qualification and covers: - Tectonic Processes and Hazards, Landscape Systems, Processes and Change, Water Cycle and Water Insecurity, The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security, Climate Change Futures Unit two is a two hour written examination worth 30% of the qualification and covers: - Globalisation, Shaping Places, Superpowers, Global Development and Connections Unit three is a 1 hour and 45 minute written examination worth 20% of the qualification. This is a synoptic exam which contains three synoptic themes within the compulsory content areas: - Players, Attitudes and actions, Futures and uncertainties Unit 4 is a non-examined assessment worth 20% of the qualification which will take the form of a fieldwork investigation. In this students will define a question or issue for investigation, relating to the compulsory or optional content. The topic may relate to any aspect of geography contained within the specification. The investigation will be internally assessed and externally moderated and between 3000–4000 words in length.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including English and preferably a grade 5 in

Geography, although grade 4 may be accepted after discussion with the

Geography department.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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