Geography A Level at Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form
It has been stated that Geography is the subject that holds the key to the future and with the current political focus on environmental management and sustainability it has never been more relevant. Geography is the study of a changing and interconnected
world. There are many themes within this subject and because of this it is a varied and highly exciting field of study. Geographyacts as a bridge between the Humanities and Science subjects equipping students with highly derisible transferable skills. It tackles
global issues and allows people to develop a greater understanding of the world around them. A Geographer will develop numeracy, literacy, communication, graphical and investigative skills.
Physical Geography - Weighting 40%, Written exam - 2 hours 30 minutes
Content: Water & carbon cycles
Coastal systems and landscapes
Human Geography - Weighting 40%, Written exam - 2 hours 30 minutes
Content: Global systems and governance
Contemporary urban environments
Geographical Investigation - Weighting 20%, Individual investigation - Marked by teachers
Content: Investigation based on a geographical question relating to any area of the specification
Geography is highly valued by Universities with many A level geographers gaining places on degree courses such as Law, Economics and Geology. However a large number of former Ferndown Geographers have gone on to study the subject itself at degree level.
They have then embarked upon careers in an array of industry sectors including; Information Services, Business & Finance, Scientific Services, Environmental Management, Administration and Education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form directly.
Last updated date: 13 September 2016