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Geography A Level at Kingsdale Foundation School

Course description

Geography at Kingsdale strives to foster in pupils a sense of awe in the physical and human world and the interconnections between them. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for university life and employment. Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between natural and social sciences. As pupils study geography they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

Course content

The course contains a balanced mix of physical and human contemporary topics such as Tectonic Hazards, Water Insecurity, Globalisation and Superpower Geographies.

Students will be taken on a one-day field trip to the coast and one day to central London if they are studying the AS Level course. Students will be taken on a 3 day residential to collect data for their coursework.

 

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Assessment

Paper 1 - written exam- 2 hrs - 30% of A level - 90 marks

Paper 2 - written exam - 2 hrs - 30% of A level- 90 marks

Paper 3 - written exam - 1 hr 45 mins. - 20% of A level - 60 marks

Coursework - non-examined assessment - 30% of A level - 60 marks

Pupils will be assessed fortnightly using exam style questions

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 December 2017
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