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Geography at The Arnewood School

Course description

The syllabus followed and outlined below is Edexcel. It is a very issues based course and focuses on topical issues that are currently in the news.

Geography develops a range of skills and approaches, combining scientific principles  with economic awareness and understanding of people’s attitudes and values.

Course content

  • Area of Study 1 Dynamic Landscapes

Students study Tectonic processes and Hazards and Coastal Landscapes

  • Area of Study 2 Dynamic Places

Students study Globalisation and Shaping (rebranding) Places

  • Area of Study 3 Physical Systems and Sustainability

Students study The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity, The Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity and Climate Change

  • Area of Study 4 Human Systems and Geopolitics

Students study Superpowers and Global Development and Connections

Students are required to participate in four days of fieldwork

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above which preferably should include Geography.

Assessment

  • Paper 1 1 hour and 30 minute exam taken in June on Areas of Study 1 and 3. Weighting = 30%
  • Paper 2 1 hour and 30 minute exam taken in June on Areas of Study 2 and 4. Weighting =30%
  • Paper 3 1 hour and 45 minute examination taken in June. This is a synoptic investigation of a geographical issue.  Weighting = 20%
  • Paper 4 An independent Investigation. Non-Examined. Weighting = 20%

Financial information

At the start of the course students are encouraged to purchase textbooks written specifically for this syllabus, and subscribe to the Geography Review magazine.

 

Future opportunities

Geography develops a range of skills and approaches, combining scientific principles with economic awareness and understanding of people’s attitudes and values.

As a result there are a wide range of career opportunities open to students, including
accountant, civil service, scientific officer, teacher, meteorologist, town planner, surveyor, air traffic controller, air cabin crew, geophysics, and business executive. Geography is regarded is a facilitating subject at University and is highly regarded by Universities and employers alike.

Further information

The library is well resourced with relevant books and journals. There will also be the opportunity to attend revision lectures.

Students are encouraged to compile reference materials, read quality newspapers,
watch and record appropriate documentaries. In addition, students are encouraged to
read around each topic to further their geographical understanding.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

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