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Geography A Level at St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College

Course description

Throughout this course, you will be learning about the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time and their relationship with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global. All units specified offer opportunities for candidates to consider their own roles, values and attitudes in relation to themes and issues being studied, and the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers.


Course content

The course focuses on the following areas:

Human Geography:
- Global systems and global governance
- Changing Places
- Population and the environment

Physical Geography:
 - Water and carbon cycles
- Glacial systems and landscapes
- Hazards

Geography Fieldwork Investigation
Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

Entry requirements

It is expected that students will have achieved a grade B at full course GCSE Geography. It is also important that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the environment and current affairs, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively



Human Paper- 2 ½ hour written exam 40%
Physical Paper- 2 ½ hour written exam 40%
3,000-4,000 word fieldwork investigation 20%

Future opportunities

You will have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education possibilities. You will have learnt and used a variety of transferable skills throughout the course, for example collecting and analysing and interpreting data. These skills are in great demand by employers and universities and can lead to a wide range of employment opportunities such as law, accounting and journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2017
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