Geography AS Level (EDEXCEL) at Ryburn Valley High School
This is an issue based syllabus with a strong emphasis upon problem solving and decision making. It offers the opportunity to study global processes and events, impacts we have on them, and the influence they have on man.During the lower sixth students follow a 3 unit course that can be awarded as 2 discrete AS level qualifications or it may be the first half of a full A level qualification.The 3 units in the first year of study are :Changing Landforms and their management (rivers and coasts)Managing changing in human environments (rural and urban area studies)Environmental InvestigationThe first two units are examined, whilst the Environmental Investigation is a piece of fieldwork which is undertaken in a small group and written up individually.
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE, which could lead onto higher education to study geography, other areas of humanities, science or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to geography such as a Town Planner, Environmental Officer or Weather Forecaster.You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryburn Valley High School directly.