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Geography A Level at St Cuthbert Mayne School

Course description

Geography offers a strong foundation in both Physical and Human Geography and in practical applied skills. A wide range of global issues will be covered such as population growth and implications for the future, globalisation and its effects in different countries, and physical topics such as glacial systems, ecosystems and their management, and the water cycle. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course and will be examined. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential fieldwork visit in March of Year 12 and also day visits during Year 13.

Course content

Component 1: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
- Water and Carbon Cycles
- Glacial Systems and Landscapes
- Ecosystems

Component 2 - HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
- Global Systems and Global Governance
- Changing Places
- Population and the Environment

Component 3 – FIELDWORK INVESTIGATION
Students will complete an investigation which must include data collected in the field. The investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the students relating to any part of the specification content. It should be 3000-4000 words in length and will represent 20% of the A Level. A fieldtrip in Year 12 to Blencathra in the Lake District will facilitate this investigation.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C Grades, including 9 – 4 English and Mathematics

Geography GCSE Grade C or above.

Future opportunities

Environmental Manager, Architecture, Industry Management, Retail and Personnel, Banking, Insurance, Law, Tourism, Journalism, Accountancy, Graphic Design, Social Work and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Cuthbert Mayne School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2017

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