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Geography Edexcel Advanced GCE at Chiswick School

Course description

Geography A Level covers four units: Dynamic Landscapes focusing on the meaning, causes, impacts and management of a range of physical landscapes and how our physical landscape influences and challenges our lives; Dynamic Places which focuses on meaning, causes impacts and management of a range of human concepts and how we can influence global challenges through our own lives. Decision Making comprises a synoptic unit which will be based on a contemporary geographical issue set in a real place-based context. Unit 4, Independent Investigation gives an opportunity for students to create their own geographical investigation. The student defines a question or issue for investigation and uses fieldwork and research to write an investigation report of 3000-4000 words (20% of the A Level)

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades including 4 or 5 in Maths and English Language if part of a Mixed Pathway or 8 A*-C including 4 or 5 in Maths and English Language if part of a A Level Pathway. B grade or grade 6 in the A level chosen to study.

Future opportunities

Geography is recognised as a core A-level by the Russell Group of universities. It encourages students to engage with a range of important global issues and develops transferable skills that universities and employers value highly whether you go on to be a marine biologist, a teacher or a travel writer.

Further information

To get more information about this qualification please contact Connexions or your school-college careers advisor. You can also contact us to discuss this study programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chiswick School directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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