Geography A Level at Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School
Year 1 – You will study two core areas: 1. Physical Geography • Rivers, Floods and Management • Coastal Environments 2. Human Geography • Population Change • Energy Issues
Year 2 - You will study: 1. Three topics on Contemporary Geographical Issues. At least one from the physical options and one from the human options. • Optional Physical topics: Plate tectonics and associated hazards Ecosystems; Change and Challenge • Optional Human topics: World cities; Development and Globalisation 2. Geographical Issue Evaluation
5 GCSEs at A*- C, including a B in GCSE Geography. It is not essential to have studied GCSE Geography, but B grades in other subjects would be required.
• Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography. Structured short and extended questions. This examination paper makes up 70% of the AS mark and 35% of the total A-level mark. (2 hours)
• Unit 2: Geographical Skills paper which accounts for 30% of the AS mark and 15% of the total A-level mark. (1 hour)
• Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues. Structured short and extended questions and an essay. This examination paper accounts for 30% of the A2 mark. (2½ hours)
• Unit 4: Geographical Issue. Structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information Booklet. This examination paper accounts for 20% of the total A-level marks. (1½ hours)
Geography is an academic subject and is highly regarded by Universities. It is directly relevant to courses in Town Planning, Resource Management Environmental Planning and Business Management, but also provides a good base for courses in most academic/ vocational areas ranging from accountancy to journalism.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School directly.