A level Geography at Garforth Academy
Geography develops knowledge of places & environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps & a range of investigative & problem solving skills both inside & outside the classroom. It can inspire you to think about your own place in the world, your values, rights & responsibilities.
Paper 1: Physical Geography (Exam) 40% of total grade, 2½ hours
Split into three sections with a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and essay style questions. Questions will focus on a variety of physical geography elements studied over the course of the two years, including: water & carbon cycles; hot desert, glacial and coastal landscapes & environments, Hazards and Ecosystems under stress.
Paper 2: Human Geography (Exam) 40% of total grade, 2½ hours
Split into three sections with a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and essay style questions. Questions will focus on a variety of human geography elements studied over the course of the two years, including: Global systems and governance, Changing places, contemporary urban environments, population and the environment and resource security.
Geography fieldwork investigation (Coursework) 20% of total grade
Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. They will have the opportunity to collect this data through a residential field trip in Y12. Students must develop their own investigation and construct a 3,000-4,000 word assignment detailing their findings, which can relate to any part of the specification content.
5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 including English Language.
Grade 4 in GCSE Geography (if taken)
80% Exam: 2 Papers
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