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Geography A level at Wollaston School

Course description

What does the course involve?

  • Exploring a wide variety of current and topical human and physical themes, such as energy pro- duction, population change, river features and coastal landscapes.
  • Developing investigative, cartographic, statistical and graphical skills.
  • How the world is contested and what possible technological solutions there might be to these problems.

Course content

UNIT 1 Physical & Human Geography In this unit students will study a range of topics such as Rivers, Coasts, Population Change and Health.

UNIT 2 Geographical Investigations This gives students an opportunity to undertake geographical research, including fieldwork. Students will investigate changes along the course of a river, coastal processes, land- forms and management, and population change and its effects on rural areas.

UNIT 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues In this unit students will study 4 of the following topics: Plate Tectonics; Weather and Climate; Ecosystems; World Cities; Contemporary conflicts and challenges.

UNIT 4b Geographical Investigation This is exam is based on a pre - released information booklet that covers many aspects of the A Level course. Students learn this information and then apply it to questions in the exam.


Unit 1 - One exam in June 2 hours 70% of AS marks 35% of A - Level

Unit 2 - One Exam in June 1 Hour 30% of AS marks 15% of A - Level

Unit 3 - One exam in June. 2 hours 30 minutes 30% of A2 marks

Unit 4b - One exam in June 1 hour and 30 minutes 20% of A2 marks

Future opportunities

An A Level in Geography opens doors! These skills developed are recognised and valued by all em- ployers, universities and colleges. Geography combines well with maths and science subjects, to cre- ate an attractive portfolio of qualifications. Students will find studying Geography is a brilliant step towards a wide range of higher employment opportunities. Such as Advertising, Education, Environ- mental management, Finance, Law and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wollaston School directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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