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Geography A Level at Caedmon College Whitby

Course description

Geography is the eyes of the world. We see so many things in our daily lives and often appreciate our surroundings without understanding how interconnected our world is. A-level Geography aims to allow us to see more clearly how our lives are affected by the environment and development of countries. Understanding the risk of buying a home near a river; of how quickly Ebola has crossed continents to simply gaining an awareness that migration will continue and increase as our world moves towards ten billion people.
 

Geography at Caedmon College teaches more than just A-Level, we aim to give you the research skills to be successful at University, bridging the gap between the college and University education. The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes. The transferable skills which Geography fosters are an asset in the complex world of employment today. Geography is about the future and encourages flexible thinking. It is less likely that you will spend all your life with one company, so flexible thinking is a great attribute. Geographical study fosters these qualities and provides a firm basis for life-long learning. Geography involves the study of both natural and social sciences; it is seen as the ‘bridge’ between the sciences and the arts.

he world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes. The transferable skills which Geography fosters are an asset in the complex world of employment today. Geography is about the future and encourages flexible thinking. It is less likely that you will spend all your life with one company, so flexible thinking is a great attribute. Geographical study fosters these qualities and provides a firm basis for life-long learning. Geography involves the study of both natural and social sciences; it is seen as the ‘bridge’ between the sciences and the arts. Fieldwork is integral to the course, with possible opportunities to visit abroad. The department has also established strong links with outside agencies, allowing students to broaden their experiences.

Course content

AS

Topic 1: Coastal Environments

Topic 2: Rivers, flood and management

Topic 3: Population Change

Topic 4: Heath Issues

A2

Topic 1: Plate Tectonics

Topic 2: World Cities

Topic 3: Development and Globalisation

Assessment

AS Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography (2hr examination – 120 marks)

AS Unit 2: Geographical Skills (1hr examination – 50 marks)

A2 Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues (2½hr examination – 90 marks)

A2 Unit 4A: Geography Fieldwork Investigation (1½hr examination – 60 marks)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caedmon College Whitby directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2016

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