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Geography A Level at Kemnal Technology College

Course description

Geography A-Level has an issues based approach where you will learn about contemporary geographical issues using Case Studies and fieldwork. You will learn to evaluate evidence and apply knowledge to a variety of situations.

Course content

Year 12

Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards Tectonic processes, a study of the causes of tectonic hazards, the impact of tectonic activity on people, and responses to tectonic hazards.

Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change An integrated study of processes, landforms and landscapes. A study of one landscape system and the physical and human processes influencing change over time and space. Choose one from: Option 2.1: Glacial landscapes and change Option 2.2: Coastal landscapes and change.

Topic 3: Globalisation A study of globalisation, its causes and consequences for different people and places.

Topic 4: Shaping Places A study of how and why places are shaped and changed, the meanings and identities attached to different places and the consequences for different people. Choose one from: Option 4.1: Regenerating Places Option 4.2: Diverse Places.

Year 13

Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity Water cycle, human and natural factors that impact on water cycling, consequences for water security and future water conflicts.

Topic 6: The Carbon cycle and Energy Security Carbon cycle, human and natural factors impacting on carbon cycling, the consequences for ecosystems and management strategies.

Topic 7: Climate Change Futures Exploring the links between the carbon and water cycles through climate change.

Topic 8: Superpowers Superpowers, the reasons for shifting economic and political power, the impacts of superpowers, influence of superpowers in governing the global commons.

Topic 9: Global Development and Connections Choose one : Option 8: Health, Human Rights and Intervention Option 9: Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

Coursework Non-examined assessment A level Independent Investigation 3000-4000 words.

Entry requirements

C in English and Maths GCSE and a B in Higher Paper Geography GCSE.

Future opportunities

Geography A-Level is valued by many professions because of it’s integrated approach and practical skills based methods, with a mixture of technical and social skills. Geography is both a social science and a practical science subject and is therefore valued in careers that involve the environment, planning, collecting and interpreting data such as surveying, conservation, sustainability, tourism and weather forecasting. Careers in the army, police, government, law and business value the practical and research skills that geographers develop.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kemnal Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years