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GeographyAS / A2 Level at University Church of England Academy

Course description

Geography is about our changing world. It allows
you to see why and how it is changing through the
study of a variety of topical themes and issues such
as climate change, the increasing threat of natural
hazards, globalisation, movements of people,
the gap between rich and poor countries and to
carry out geographical investigations into selected
topics. You will practise and acquire a useful range
of transferable skills including problem solving,
communication, literacy, numeracy and ICT amongst
many others.
Course content (including assessment) AS Level
- 2 units:
- Unit 1: Global Challenges: Global hazards, climate
change, future global challenges. Assessed in a 1
hour 30 minute examination worth 60% of the AS
- Unit 2: Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and
research based investigations into Extreme Weather
and Rebranding Places. Assessed in a 1 hour 15
minute examination, worth 40% of the AS course.
A2 Level - 2 units:
- Unit 3: Contested Planet: Looks at six key global
issues: Energy Security, Water Conflicts, Biodiversity
Under Threat, Superpower Geographies, Bridging
the Development Gap and the Technological Fix.
Assessed by examination consisting of two resource
based questions and one issues analysis question
based on material released prior to the exam.
- Unit 4: Geographical Research: Choose one
topic from an interesting list to study in depth.
Assessment is by report style essay where the focus
of the report title is released prior to the examination.

Entry requirements

. An interest in the world around you.
. A willingness to ask questions and find
out answers.
. The enthusiasm to carry out fieldwork
and research.
. The ability to think independently and
work as part of a team.
. It is not essential to have studied GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Church of England Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years