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Geography AS A2 at Kettering Buccleuch Academy

Course description

The course is for anyone who has an interest in society, poliFcs, the environment and the economy. Anyone who has an inquisiFve nature who takes an interest in current affairs will find this course interesFng. People of a scienFfic disposiFon will also enjoy the physical geography elements of the course.

Course content

Geography AS Course

The AS Geography course is based around a two unit assessments split evenly between physical and human geography.

In the physical unit 1 ( Managing Change in Physical Environments) students study the following topics:-

River environments, Coastal environments, Cold environments, Hot arid / semi-arid environments

In the human unit 2 ( Managing Change in Human Environments ) students study the following:-

Managing urban change, Managing rural change, The energy issue, The growth of tourism

Geography A2 Course

The A2 Geography course is based around a two unit assessment.

In the unit ( Global Issues) students study the following:-

Environmental issues: Earth hazards, Ecosystems and environments under threat, Climatic hazards

Economic issues: Population and resources, Globalisation, Development and inequalities

In the human unit ( Geographical Skills) students study the following:-

Identifying a suitable geographical question or hypothesis for investigation, Developing a plan and strategy for conducting the investigation, Collecting and recording appropriate data, Presenting the data collected in appropriate forms

Analysing and interpreting the data

Entry requirements

Study of Geography at GCSE is not a pre- requisite for the course but assists students. Students with a good range of GCSEs including English and science at C and above grades will be able to study the course.

Assessment

AS 2 written papers

Geography AS Course

The AS Geography course is based around a two unit assessments split evenly between physical and human geography.

A2 2 written papers one skills based and the other content based

Geography A2 Course

The A2 Geography course is based around a two unit assessment.

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs J Brown
All courses are subject to change. You are advised to contact Kettering Buccleuch Academy directly to check courses are still running.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kettering Buccleuch Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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