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Geography A level at Walton High

Course description

Geography appeals to students who want to broaden their interest in environmental and global issues, as well as finding out about new people, places, landscapes and events.

Course content

All of the A-Level specifications are made up of core subject content from these four themes. This will make up 60% of the qualification.

  • The water and carbon cycles
  • Landscape systems—either drylands, coastal landscapes or glaciated landscapes
  • Global systems and governance
  • Changing place; changing places

The remaining 40% of the qualification will be optional modules and these differ between the exam boards.

Throughout the A-Level students will develop a wide range of geographical skills. These will focus on investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT and statistical skills. They will also undertake one independent investigation that involves fieldwork.

Entry requirements

8 GCSEs (A*-C) or above, including English Language and Maths. Minimum of grade C in Geography.

Assessment

  • Exams will make up 80% of the assessment.
  • Coursework will make up 20% of the assessment. (This piece of coursework will be a 3,000-4,000 word report written by students based on fieldwork they have undertaken).

Future opportunities

With a qualification in Geography, you can enter Higher Education studying a range of Science and Humanities based courses. Since Geography develops many transferable skills, it can lead to a wide range of employment opportunities such as town planning, environmental management, journalism and law.

Further information

Students are required to undertake a minimum of four days of fieldwork for the A-Level. We intend to run a residential trip based in the UK and there will be the possibility of further day trips to develop case studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walton High directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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