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Geography A-Level at St Leonards Catholic School

Course description

A level Geography explores the concepts and processes that explain geographical phenomena and landscapes. It maintains the balance between physical and human Geography whilst ensuring relevance to the modern world and young people’s lives.

Course content

THE AS COURSE
 
The AS course comprises two units:
 
UNIT 1: Physical and Human Geography
  • Rivers, floods and management
  • Cold environments
  • Population change
  • Health issues
UNIT 2: Geographical Skills
 
THE A2 COURSE
 
The A2 course comprises two units.
 
UNIT 3: Contemporary Geographical
  • Plate Tectonics and associated hazards
  • Challenges facing ecosystems
  • World Cities
  • Development and globalisation
UNIT 4: Geographical issues and skills

Entry requirements

  • each applicant must achieve at least eight GCSE or equivalent Level 2 Qualification passes at grade A*-G
  • each applicant must achieve at least five GCSE passes1 at grade A*-C
  • each applicant must achieve at least four GCSE B grades including at least a grade B2 in each subject to be taken at AS Level (see course entry requirements listed in section 6 of this admissions policy).
  • any applicant wishing to study a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) at AS Level must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE Additional Science if taking double science rather than separate sciences. If taking separate sciences then the applicant must achieve at least a grade B in the science subject to be taken at AS Level.
  • any applicant wishing to study a subject at AS that they are not currently studying at GCSE must consult the list of entry requirements listed in section 6 of this admissions policy.
  • any applicant currently studying a subject at GCSE that they wish to continue to study at AS must achieve at least a grade B in that subject at GCSE.
  • each applicant must study a minimum of four AS Level courses to completion in Year 12 and a minimum of three A2 Level courses to completion in Year 13.
  • each applicant must study the General Religious Education Course to completion

Future opportunities

Students who have studied A level Geography have gone on to university to study Town and Country planning, Geology, Management, Accountancy, Veterinary Science and Medicine. However a qualification in Geography provides a well skilled background for any career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Leonards Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 22 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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