Accessibility links

Geography AS/A2 at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College

Course description

Cardinal Wiseman are not accepting applications through Search and Apply. If you want to apply  please call Helen Curtis on 024 76617231 extension  253

This is an A Level course

Geographical Investigations:  Crowded Coasts - reveals how increasing development is testing our ability to manage coastal environments.  Rebranding Places - focuses on how we need to reimage and regenerate rural and urban places, using appropriate strategies.  In this module we will have a 3 day residential fieldtrip to Wales.  The skills and techniques that we learn will then be examined in January in a 75 minute exam.

 

Global Challenges:  In this module you will study the meaning, causes, impacts and management of global challenges and how we can influence global challenges through our own lives.  

World at Risk - includes an introduction to a range of global natural hazards for example climate change and global warming.  

 

Going Global - brings together today’s rapid economic changes which are impacting unfairly on people across the globe, and the related international issues of population change and migration.

 

Course content

Year 1 Unit 1 -Global Challanges (Tectonics and Globalisation)

Year 1 Unit 2 - Geographical Investigations (Coasting and Rebranding)

Year 2 Unit 3 -  Contested Planet

Year 2 Unit 4 - Tectonic Hazards Research

Entry requirements

5 GCSE passes grade A - B including English
Minimum grade B  for GCSE Geography if applicable.
If GCSE Geography has not been studied, then a keen interest in the World.

Assessment

There are 4 units of study, split equally into 2 modules in each year.

Unit 1: Global Challenges 1 hour and 30 minute examination in two sections.
Section A: objective items, data response and short-answer questions based on natural hazards, global warming, migration, population and globalization.
Section B: choice of Going Global or World at Risk longer/guided essay questions.
Worth 60% of AS GRADE.

Unit 2: Geographical Investigations 1 hour examination in two sections.
Section A: Crowded coasts
Section B: Unequal spaces
The questions require longer responses, each with three parts, designed to include data response, investigation and evaluation skills and related impacts/management issues.
Worth 40% of AS GRADE.

Unit 3: Contested Planet 6 2 hour and 30 minute examination in two sections.
Section A: A choice of two short essay questions from five.
Section B (Synoptic Investigation): One question with three parts.0%
of the

Unit 4: Geographical Research 1 hour and 30 minute examination.
Candidates will be given a list of questions based
on Cold Environments.

 

Financial information

Fieldtrip costs for accommodation, transport and food. (e.g Approx. 115 for 5 days at
Dol-y-Moch)
Textbooks will be provided
We will expect you to buy an A4 file and a USB pen for shared resources.

Future opportunities

 

Many students go on to study Geography or a Business related degree at top universities. The study of Geography can lead to a range of careers in many different sectors including:

Development – aid worker diplomat, coastal engineer, hazard manager, GIS specialist.

Society – teacher, social worker, PR officer, campaign organiser, police officer, crime analyst.

Business – banker, accountant insurance, management, lawyer.

Settlement – planner, surveyor, estate agent, environmental engineer.

Travel and Environment – travel agent, TV researcher, leisure centre manager, architect

Further information

Cardinal Wiseman are not accepting applications through Search and Apply. If you want to apply  please call Helen Curtis on 024 76617231 extension  253

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

Venues