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GEOGRAPHY at Trinity Catholic School

Course description

This course focuses on understanding the interrelationships between people and their varied environments and the questions, issues and problems that arise from these relationships. The emphasis throughout the course is on what is happening in the world today. Important issues such as climate change, population growth, refugees, planning problems and threats to environments are all tackled.

 

Geography is one of the few subjects at AS and Advanced GCE which can give you all of your key skills. All 6 are built into the course: Application of Numeracy, Communication, Information Technology, Improving your own Learning and Performance, Working with Others and Problem Solving. If you do Geography, you will be included in decision making, problem solving, field tasks and research.

 

Geography is extremely useful as a subject as it covers Arts Science, Politics, global markets, social empathy and environmentalism. It uses current events to explore the topics covered during the course

Course content

Topics covered

AS

  • World at risk   
  • Going global

A2

  • Energy scrutiny
  • Water conflicts
  • Biodiversity under threat
  • Superpower geographies
  • Bridging the development gap
  • The technological fix

 

A choice from:

AS

  • Extreme weather or crowded coasts.        
  • Unequal spaces or rebranding places.

 

A2

  • Tectonic activity andHazards                   
  • Cold Environments                                        
  • Life on the margin: the food supply problem
  • The world of cultural diversity.
  •  Pollution and human health at risk
  • Consuming the rural landscape

Entry requirements

English GCSE grade C.  Geography grade C preferred although we will take students who have not studied the subject at GCSE level.

Assessment

Level

Component

Weighting

 

AS

Module 1

Global Challenge

60% of AS

30% of GCE

Module 2

Geographical Investigations

40% of AS

20% of GCE

 

A2

Module 1

Contested Plant

60% of AS

30% of GCE

Module 2

Geographical Research

40% of A2

20% of GCE

 

Further information

Suggested Career Paths

  •  Landscape Architecture
  •  Town and Country Planning
  •   Conservation and Ecology
  •   Weather Forecasting
  •  Environmental Health Officers
  •   Teaching
  •  Journalism
  •   Travel and Tourism
  •  Market Research
  •   Waste Water and Noise Management
  •   Police
  •   Law

 

Skills Developed

  •  Numeracy, Statistical techniques
  •   Data Analysis
  •   Data Presentation
  •   Essay and Report writing
  • Data Response
  • Map reading
  • Trips and outings with the course

Trips and outings with the course

A 5 day residential to Kingswood Overstrand Hall, Norfolk studying crowded coasts and unequal spaces. Covering the contents for Module 2 geographical investigations exam.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: Edexcel

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