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Geography A2 at The Spires College

Course description

In this course you will study the interaction of people and their environments through regional examples and case studies. Detailed case studies at a variety of scales from local to global are undertaken. AS: Unit 1; This involves a two hour exam which combines both Physical and Human Geography:- Physical Geography: All students study the core section 'Rivers, Floods and Management', and Physical Coasts.- Human Geography: All students study the core section - 'Population Change' and Human food supply issues.AS: Unit 2; This is a one hour exam on Geographical Skills which tests knowledge of seen and unseen information on either the core sections. Fieldwork will be carried out, but this is not submitted as coursework. There will be a question in the skills paper that is related to the fieldwork.A2: Unit 3; This is assessed by a two and a half hour exam comprising of three sections. Students answer one Physical and one Human Geography question, then choose one essay question based on either option. Topics include Restless Earth, Meterology, Contemporary Conflict, World Cities.A2: Unit 4; A one and a half hour exam and a geographical issue evaluation which is a skills paper on an issue set by the board in a one and a half hour exam

Entry requirements

AS Geography plus other

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Spires College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year