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Geography at St Peter's Catholic School and Specialist Science College

Course description

AQA GCE Geography

Course content

AS LEVEL

Unit 1
• Rivers
• Coastal Environments
• Population Change
• Energy Issues
Unit 2
• Geographical skills and fieldwork.
In Year 13 you will study two units. This
will lead to the award of a full A Level.
 
A LEVEL
 
Unit 3
• Plate techtonics and associated
hazards
• Weather climate and associated
hazards
• World Cities
• Development and Globalisation
Unit 4
• Geographical issue evaluation and
geographical skills.

Entry requirements

In addition to the normal requirements of the Sixth Form at St. Peter’s, you should obtain at least a Grade B in Geography. It is also desirable to have a Grade B in Mathematics, as competent numerical skills are required in this subject.

Assessment

AS LEVEL (Units 1 and 2)

Unit 1: Physical and Human
Geography
Examination 2 hours
70% of AS marks
35% of total A Level
 
Unit 2: Geographical Skills
Examination 1 hour
30% of AS
15% of total A Level
 
A2 LEVEL (Units 3 and 4)
 
Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical
Issues
Examination 2 hours 30
minutes
30% of total A Level marks
 
Unit 4: Geographical Issue Evaluation
Examination 1 hour 30
minutes
20% of total A Level marks

 

Future opportunities

Local Government

Civil Service

Chartered Surveyor

Teaching

Cartography
 
Meteorology
 
Town Planning
 
Computing
 
Accounting
 
Management, etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic School and Specialist Science College directly.

Last updated date: 09 January 2015
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