Geography A Level at Chew Valley School
A chance to study the ever-changing planet on which we live. It involves multi-dimensional skills, being a bridge between the arts and the sciences.
Unit 1 Physical and Human Geography
- Rivers, floods and management
- Population change
- Coastal environments
- Health issues
Structured short and extended questions
2 hours: 70% of the total AS marks, 35% of the total A level marks
Unit 2 Geographical Skills
- A geographical skills paper based on the content of unit 1.
- Skills include investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT and statistical. Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions 1 hour: 30% of total AS marks, 15% of total A level marks
Unit 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues
- An issues-based approach to contemporary geographical themes. Physical topics:
- Plate tectonics and associated hazards
- Weather and climate and associated hazards
- World cities
- Development and globalisation Structured short and extended questions and an essay
2½ hours : 30% of total A-level marks
Unit 4B Geographical Issue Evaluation
- Structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information Booklet. This unit gives candidates the opportunity to use skills in analysis, synthesis and evaluation. An Advance Information booklet is released two months before the exam to facilitate candidates’ research into an area which extends from the specification content.
1½ hours: 20% of total A level marks.
Students who are likely to have achieved a Grade C or better at GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chew Valley School directly.