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Geography A Level at Our Lady's Catholic College

Course description

The units that students will study are:
- Coastal Landscapes
- Changing Places
- Water and Carbon cycle
- Global Governance
- Tectonics
- Ecosystems

Entry requirements

GCSE Geography Grade C or above is preferable but not essenal – candidates do not have to have studied GCSE Geography but will be considered on their individual merit.

GCSE in English and Mathemacs - Grade 4

An interest in the environment and current global issues is essenal

Assessment

- Component 1—Changing Landscapes and Changing Places wri(en exam (20.5%)
- Component 2—Global Systems and Global Governance wri(en exam (27.5%)
- Component 3— Contemporary themes in Geography wri(en exam (32%)
- Independent research project based on fieldwork (20%)

Future opportunities

There are direct links with careers in town and country planning, cartography, police, army, surveying, public service industries, tourism, transport planning, the water industry and environmental work.

Careers in educaon, industry and finance can also be linked to the study of Geography.

Further information

As part of your course students are expected to undertake a minimum of 4 days of fieldwork. Students are then able to select their own research tle, based on the fieldwork that they enjoyed the most and complete a piece of coursework based on their tle. This accounts for 20% of the overall A-level qualificaon. In previous years students have been on fieldtrips to Hothersall Lodge, Blencathra in the Lake District and Snowdonia, Wales.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Our Lady's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2017
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