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A2 Level Geography at Trafford College

Course description

Why study A2 Geography?Geographers study the interaction between people and the places they inhabit. As such it is a relevant and flexible subject which integrates well with a variety of other subject areas and can usefully be combined with Sciences, Languages or Social Sciences. It allows the science specialist to develop important literacy skills and the arts specialist to develop important numeric and graphical skills. Indeed, all the important key skills can be acquired through a study of Geography.What's on the course?During the A2 course you will study Contemporary Geographical Issues. There are three topics studied on the course out of a choice of six. There must be at least one physical and one human topic chosen out of the three. The topics chosen for the next A2 course are: Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards, World Cities and Weather and Climate and Associated Hazards.

Entry requirements

A pass at AS level Geography, at least a grade D is recommended.

Assessment

Your first exam will be the Geographical Issue Evaluation paper and this paper is based upon pre-released material. The examination will expect you to answer short and extended questions relating to the advanced information material, bearing in mind possible investigations and research that could be carried out. This accounts for 20% of your total 'A' level marks. It will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes.The final exam will be on Contemporary Geographical Issues. This accounts for the other 30% of your total 'A' level marks. This paper will last for 2 hours.

Future opportunities

Once you have finished A2 Geography you may decide to continue with the subject at university either as a straight Geography degree or a more specific part of Geography or related subject for example: Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography or Sustainable Resource Management. There are a wide variety of courses on offer as well as joint degrees combining other subjects or with an included year of study abroad. Geography is a subject well respected by employers as it produces well rounded individuals with a valuable set of skills for use in the workplace.

Further information

Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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