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A Level Geography at The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Course description

Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography

Topic list

  • Rivers, floods and management
  • Cold environments, coastal environments and hot desert environments and their margins
  • Global population change
  • Food supply issues, energy issues and health issues.

Assessment: Externally assessed 2 hour written paper worth 70% of AS and 35% of A2.

Unit 2: Applied Geography

Topic list

  • Basic, investigative, ICT, graphical, cartographical and statistical skills
  • Research skills and the assessment of AS fieldwork

Assessment: Externally assessed written paper worth 30% of AS and 15% of A2.

The A2 specification has 2 units:

Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues

Topic list

  • Plate tectonics and associated hazards
  • Weather and climate and associated hazards
  • Challenges facing ecosystems
  • World cities – evolution or revolution?
  • Development and globalisation
  • Contemporary conflicts and challenges.

Assessment: externally assessed 2 hour written paper worth 30% of final grade.

Unit 4A: Geography Fieldwork Investigation

Structured short and extended questions based on candidates' own fieldwork investigation.

Entry requirements

B grade at GCSE preferably C grade in English also

Future opportunities

Many students have gone on to do degrees such as Geography, Meteorlogy, Planning, Ecology, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years