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Geography - AS/A2 Level at Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Course description

At AS, all candiates will study core Human and Physical Geography topics. The topics studied include rivers, floods, cold environments and global issues such as population change, world consumption and health issues. For the second unit canidates also have a fieldwork module where they will sit an exam based on statistical knowledge and research skills. In the second year students will further their geographical knowledge by looking at topics such as plate tectonics, climatic hazards and globalisation. There is also a geograpical issues module. Candidates will develop new skills and deepen exsisting knowledge and be employed with a greater degree of independence.

Course content

What will I study on this course?

You will have the opportunity to study some of the following units:

Rivers, floods and management

Population change

Health issues and the global spread of diseases

Food supply

Coastal environments

Entry requirements

What do I need?

No prior knowledge of the subject is required. It is recommended that students have attained a minimum Grade C in English Language.


How will I be assessed?

AS Level is assessed by two written examinations. The first is based on your class learning looking at your knowledge and recall of information. The second is based on answering questions on an advance information booklet released two months before the exam.

Future opportunities

What does it prepare me for?

A study at AS/A2 Level provides a suitable foundation for the study of Geography or related courses in further and higher education. The skills required to succeed provide opportunities for progression directly into employment and contribution to being a life long learner and global citizen.

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: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years