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AS/A2 Geography at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle

Course description

Geography is a subject that is relevant to everyone’s life and experiences. These AS/A2 courses are designed for students who have lively and enquiring minds and an interest in the environment and current affairs. It aims to engage students in the subject of Geography, which offers so much to our understanding of the planet. Students must be prepared to explore new ideas, and have an ability to communicate ideas effectively. The 4-unit specification allows a balance between students’ own particular physical, human and/or environmental interests and key geographical topics that provide them with the knowledge, understanding and skills for further study at higher education or for employment.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The specification has been designed to allow geographers the flexibility to build programmes that suit their own particular interests and needs. The units cover physical, human and environmental geography, and skills are developed through fieldwork and research. The topics covered include some familiar from GCSE level, and some new areas of study.

GENERAL COMMENTS

We consider that interest in the subject is just as important as the student’s GCSE grade. Some mathematical skills are required, as is the ability to write clear English and use ICT. Students will be encouraged to work independently, supported by formal teaching sessions. There will be opportunities for fieldwork in a range of locations. The department has its own Sixth Form study area and well-stocked library to study individual interests further and promote independent learning.

Entry requirements

In order to study AS Geography you should have obtained a grade B at GCSE Geography.

Future opportunities

PROGRESSION

Geography is a popular subject that offers an opportunity to link a student’s interest in the ‘sciences’ and in the ‘humanities’, and combines well with almost all other courses. Equally, it supports a wide range of university courses in addition to Geography itself. Students will learn and use a wide variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These include the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, communication and identification and development of links within the subject. Such skills are in great demand and are recognised by employers and university as being of great value.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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