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Geography Level 3 AS & A2 at Woodkirk Academy

Course description

Geography is concerned with the real world - past, present, and future. It may be studied together with science subjects, e.g. Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology and Physics; arts subjects, e.g. History, English & Modern Languages; and social sciences, e.g. Economics, Psychology. It allows the 'science' specialist to develop important literacy skills and the 'arts' specialist to develop important numeracy and graphical skills.

Course content

Course Content: AS/Year 12

At AS you will study human and physical geography and have two examinations.

Unit 1 Physical and Human Geography will cover:

rivers, floods and flood management

coastal environments

global population change

energy issues

Unit 2 Applied Geography will cover:

basic investigative, ICT, graphical, map and statistical skills

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Geography.

Assessment

AS Examination

Future opportunities

EXAMPLES OF DEGREE COURSES

Meteorology, Geophysics, Agriculture, Soil Science, Geology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business Studies, Politics, Economics, Planning, Law, Library Studies, Modern Languages, European Studies

EXAMPLES OF CAREERS

Meteorologist, Surveyor, Farm Manager, Geologist, Estate Manager, Civil Engineer, Local Government Officer, Systems Analyst, Planner, Community Worker, Civil Servant, Journalist, Marketing Manager, Tourism Officer, Landscape Architect, Teaching

Further information

KNOWLEDGE

Geography is a subject which is especially attractive to those who want to maintain strong links with the 'real world' outside the classroom. Rather than concentrating on particular countries, modern Geography is studied at various scales from local, through national to world-wide topics. So you might look at the development of a shopping centre in your local area; contrast the changes taking place in tourism in Britain and Indonesia ; argue about world trade and international aid.

'Geography is a fantastic subject. I have really enjoyed learning about the world around us especially the practical investigations in Malham and Flamborough. It is great to know how people live in other parts of the world. It is great to know how the impact of our lives will affect future generations.'

Laura Mortimer - Year 13

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 Years

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