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Geography A level at Wolsingham School

Course description

AS Modules

Subject content

Physical geography
1. Water and carbon cycles
2. Hot desert environments and their margins~
3. Coastal systems and landscapes

Human geography
4. Global systems and global governance
5. Changing places

People and the environment
6. Hazards
7. Contemporary urban environments

Geography fieldwork investigation
8. Geography fieldwork investigation
9. Geographical skills checklist

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Subject content

Physical geography
1. Water and carbon cycles
2. Hot desert environments and their margins
3. Coastal systems and landscapes
4. Hazards
5. Ecosystems under stress
6. Cold environments

Human geography
7. Global systems and global governance
8. Changing places
9. Contemporary urban environments
10. Population and the environment
11. Resource security

Geography investigation
12. Fieldwork requirements
13. Investigation requirements

Geographical skills
14. Geographical skills checklist

A2 Modules

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Subject content

Physical geography
1. Water and carbon cycles
2. Hot desert environments and their margins
3. Coastal systems and landscapes
4. Hazards
5. Ecosystems under stress
6. Cold environments

Human geography
7. Global systems and global governance
8. Changing places
9. Contemporary urban environments
10. Population and the environment
11. Resource security

Geography investigation
12. Fieldwork requirements
13. Investigation requirements

Geographical skills
14. Geographical skills checklist

Assessment

AS

Component 1: Physical geography and people and the environment

What's assessed?
Section A: either Water and carbon cycles or Hot desert environments and their margins or Coastal systems and landscapes
Section B: either Hazards or Contemporary urban environments

Component 2: Human geography and geography fieldwork investigation

What's assessed?
Section A: either Global systems and global governance or Changing places
Section B: Geography fieldwork investigation and geographical skills

A2

Component 1: Physical geography
What's assessed?
Section A: Water and carbon cycles
Section B: either Hot desert environments and their margins or Coastal systems and landscapes
Section C: either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress or Cold environments

Component 2: Human geography
What's assessed?
Section A: Global systems and global governance
Section B: Changing places
Section C: either Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security

Component 3: Geographical investigation
What's assessed?
Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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