Geography A Level (AS/A2) at The Bicester School
Unit 1 Physical and Human Geography:
Core Sections: Rivers, floods and management (Physical) and Population Change (Human)
Physical Optional topics:
- Coastal Environments
- Cold Environments (i.e. Glaciation)
Human Optional topics:
- Health Issues
- Food supply issues
Unit 2: Geographical Skills
A geographical skills paper based on the content of Unit 1.
- Statistical skills
In order to complete the Skills paper students are expected to attend a residential fieldtrip.
Unit 3 Contemporary Geographic Issues:
An issues-based approach to contemporary geographical themes. Candidates must select three topics: at least one from the physical options and at least one from the human options.
Optional physical topics:
- Plate tectonics and associated hazards
- Weather and climate and associated hazards
- Ecosystems: change and challenge
Optional Human topics:
- World cities
- Development and globalisation
- Contemporary conflicts and challenges
Unit 4 (Option B):
This unit gives candidates the opportunity to use their skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
An advance information booklet is pre-released prior to the exam to facilitate candidates’ research into an area which extends from the specification content.
A*‐C at GCSE including English and Maths is required for this course but it is recommended to have a grade B in GCSE English.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bicester School directly.