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Geography A Level at Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School

Course description

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

Entry requirements

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.

Assessment

• 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)

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 01 July 2015

Key information

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

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