Geography A Level at Ashington Community High School
This course is for those students who:
- Have an interest in and concern for the environment
-Are interested in current affairs
- Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences
- Want the opportunity to carry out practical work outdoors as well as class work
- Enjoy finding out their own answers through research
The course is divided between a study of Physical and Human Geography covering:
- Tectonic hazards
- Coastal landscapes and change
- Regenerating places
- The water cycle and water insecurity
- The carbon cycle and energy insecurity
- Global development and connections
Students will need a grade B or above in Geography at GCSE.
The Geography course is delivered through a combination of teacher-led lessons and more student-centred research tasks. Students will master the skills of data interpretation and research as well as learning to cope with traditional essay writing. Unit 3 involves a number of fieldwork and research tasks outside of the classroom.
Paper 1- Based on 4 topics worth 30% - 2 hours 15 minutes
Paper 2 - Based on 4 topics worth 30% - 2 hours 15 minutes
Paper 3 - Based on a synoptic investigation of a geographical issue within a place-based context, covering all of the compulsory course content (worth 20%)
Paper 4 - Independent investigation where student picks the question or issue (internally assessed)
Geography is considered an appropriate A Level for many degree courses as it has both a science and an arts element to it. It can be taken to complement any combination of A Levels.
Possible careers include:
- Town planning
- Environmental management
- Housing management
- Leisure and tourism
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashington Community High School directly.