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Geography AS & A Level at Garibaldi College

Course description

Geography is the study of the land and the spatial relationships and interactions on it in both the human and physical environment.

This year we will be following the new Edexcel specification.

Course content

For AS three are two areas of study: Dynamic Landscapes which investigates tectonic processes along with coastal change and Dynamic Places which investigates Globalisation and Regeneration at a variety of scales.

For A2 there are two further areas of study: Physical Systems and Sustainability in which issues such as global water and energy security are investigated and Human Systems and Geopolitics in which the changing nature of global superpowers and how global development is linked to human rights.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Geography at GCSE (or in English Language if not studied at GCSE).

Assessment

Due to government changes in policy all units will be assesed at the end of the two year course. Students will, however, be able to sit Unit 1 and Unit 2 at the end of Year 12 to obtain an AS qualification.

  • Unit 1 (exam) 30% of final qualification
  • Unit 2 (exam) 30% of final qualification
  • Unit 3 (exam) 20% of final qualification
  • Unit 4: (independent investigation) 20% of final qualification

Future opportunities

A Level Geography is essential for anyone looking to study Geography at degree level but it is seen as a valuable academic A Level which will complement an application for any degree level course.

Employers from a variety of career pathways recognise the value of the skills developed from studying A Level Geography. 

Historically, many students at Garibaldi College who study A Level Geography progress onto Geography related courses. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 January 2017

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