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Geography AS/A2 Level at Alexandra Park School

Course description

This specification allows a balance between students’ own particular physical, human and/or environmental interests and key geographical topics that provide them with the knowledge, understanding and skills for further study at higher education or for employment

This is a broad course. The Advanced GCE in Geography will appeal to you if:

• you are curious about the world’s places, peoples and environments

• you like asking questions and finding answers

• you are interested in local, regional and global issues

• you have the ability to think independently

• you wish to explore human, physical and environmental geographical relationships.

 

Course content

AS

Unit 1 - Written Exam 2 hrs - Weighting 50%

Unit 2 -  Written Exam 2 hrs - Weighting 50%

 

A2

Unit 1 - Writen Exam 2 hrs - Weighting 30%

Unit 2 - Written Exam 2 hrs - Weigting 30%

Unit 3 - Written Exam 1 hr 45 min - Weighting 20%

Unit 4 - Non examined assessment - Weighting 20%

Entry requirements

Students must have at least a grade C or above in Geography GCSE. If a student has not taken G.C.S.E. Geography, it is recommended that they have 5 A and B grades in other subjects.

Students should also be aware that the fieldwork elements for Units 2 and 4 require residential visits which cost approximately £260 each. For those students who are eligible, this cost can be met from the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

Assessment

Written Exams and Non Examined Assessment

Future opportunities

Further education/Employment — Geographers can go on to study higher level courses, including Foundation degrees, undergraduate degrees and/or BTEC Higher Nationals. Geographers can go into a wide range of jobs, including:

Environmental protection, Travel and tourism, Catering and hotel work,Local government work and planning, Banking and commerce, Cartography and Meteorology, Agriculture and horticulture ,Law Social/health services, Civil engineering, mining and energy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Alexandra Park School is a thriving and dynamic school which boasts excellent examination results and an outstanding curriculum experience in both the main school and the sixth form. The school is situated on a beautiful five-acre site adjacent to Durnsford Park within sight of Alexandra Palace. The school was opened in 1999 with the aim of creating a great comprehensive school at the heart of the community. We have become that great local school offering top-class education alongside a wealth of opportunities.