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Geography A Level at Twynham School

Course description

The AS course has two main strands. The first is learning about and understanding a range of geographical features, landforms, places and issues; with particular focus on: Cold Environments, Rivers, Floods and Management, Population Change and Energy Issues.

The second is in the form of geographical investigations looking at Rivers and Population Issues. Students will need a certain level of statistical ability and need a calculator. Students must undertake some fieldwork in order to take this exam, as they will also be asked about their personal investigation.  There are 4 fieldwork days during the year linked to each module.

The A2 course investigates the interaction between people and the environment through the coverage of the following topics:

  • Plate Tectonics and associated hazards
  • Weather and Climate and their associated hazards
  • World Cities
  • Development and Globalisation

The second module provides students with the chance to analyse a range of data and make and justify some decisions based on a real world scenario; providing students with some useful skills for both university and employment.

There will be a combined Y12 and Y13 residential fieldtrip to Iceland every 2 years to cover topics associated with glaciation, tectonics, energy and world cities.

Students will also gain experience of all six Key Skills with a significant application of ICT skills.

Course Content

AS

  • Module 1 Physical & Human Geography 
  • Module 2 Geographical Skills 

A2

  • Module 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues 
  • Module 4 Geographical Issue Evaluation

Course content

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Entry requirements

Essential Entry Requirements:

  • Grade B or above at GCSE in Geography
  • A minimum of 4 ‘B’ grades and 2 ‘C’ grades to include C or above in English and Mathematics

Preferred Entry Requirements

  • Grade B in Geography GCSE or another humanities subject if geography isn’t studied at GCSE

Assessment

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

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

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