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A Level Geography at Norwood School

Course description

Geography is the study of the world around us and how we interact with the world. Both AS and A2 are linear exams in June of each year. There is no coursework.

In the first unit student’s focus on natural hazards and what makes the world ‘risky’. Particular attention is placed on the causes and location of natural hazards, examining case studies of how humans have influenced hazards to make them more, or less, dangerous.

Climate change is an important element of this unit, as we study the human and natural causes of this process and how it is affecting us and countries around the world. The core case studies are California, Philippines, Africa and the Arctic.

In the second unit we explore field work and the use of collecting data. The areas studied include a crowded coast and rebranding places, where we examine how towns have managed to ‘rebrand’ themselves - think of East London and the Olympics.

We undertake a three day residential course of Dorset, staying in Lulworth Cove and examining the processes that shape Durdle Door and Old Harry’s Rock.

Entry requirements

English B grade (Geography/History/Citizenship/Religious Studies (preferred) B grade)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norwood School directly.

Last updated date: 08 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years