Geography AS GCE AS Level at Weatherhead High School
The syllabus offered is the AQA syllabus in which the emphasis is on change in both the physical and human environments along with the study of the interaction between them. The course is stimulating and topical including the study of cold environments, hazards such as earthquakes and volcanic activity and recent changes in urban areas. It builds on the topics you studied at GCSE but looks deeper into the causes of change.
You will be required to complete fieldwork both at AS and A2. Although there is no coursework to complete for this syllabus you will gain a variety of practical skills which will be assessed through the examinations. In recent years we have completed much of the fieldwork through a residential visit to Shrewsbury and a day trip to North Wales.
You must have achieved at least a grade C on the higher paper in GCSE Geography
Rivers, Cold Environments, Population Change, Health Issues
Geographical Skills and Fieldwork.
Many past students have gone on to study Geography at university, as either a science or in the arts faculties. Your skills of data analysis, interpretation and your ability to present logical arguments all match the skills needed in today's work place. Employers recognise the abilities A Level Geographers possess.
The Geography department at Weatherhead is one of the school's most successful teams consistently achieving results well above the national average at AS and A2. It is a highly motivatedmotivated and dynamic team that believes in getting the best from every student. The department is well resourced and strives to be the best.
The Geography department has also run a successful trip to Italy and the opportunity to climb an active volcano is not to be missed!
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weatherhead High School directly.