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Geography A Level at Central Foundation Boys School

Course description

Geography is part of the Humanities Faculty. Geography is the study of the physical and human environment and the interactions between the two. If you are interested in people, the physical structures of the Earth, weather events and development, politics and power, globalisation and the power and place of large companies in the world, then you will find Geography interesting.

Geography is an academically challenging subject; you will be required to explain and analyse various physical events, such as weather and tectonic activity, and how our interaction with these events can mitigate the effects. You will also have to assess ideas of globalisation, relationships, superpowers and politics in order to fully analyse the way the world works.

You will be expected to communicate your ideas clearly in short essays, which will be set regularly. You must have studied Geography at GCSE to do the course at A Level.

Entry requirements

To be considered for this course as part of a full A level programme you will need an average GCSE point score of 6 (B) including a minimum of grade 6 (B) in Geography, Maths and English.

Assessment

AS 100% examination

A Level 80% examination 20% coursework (3000-4000 words)

Future opportunities

Geography is a facilitating subject, this is a subject that is more frequently required for entry to degree courses than others subjects. By choosing geography at advanced level leaves open a wide range of options for university study as it equips you with a wide range of skills that are required for many university courses.

Geography is useful for a range of careers and it prepares students who wish to continue studying academic subjects further. It is useful for many careers in journalism, social research, the law, politics, education, business, environmental sciences and new industries such as GIS.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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