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French A Level at Driffield School

Course description

Geography is about understanding the world in which we live and preparing us to cope with the major changes which will affect everyone in the future. It tackles the big issues of sustainable development; environmental responsibility; global interdependence
and cultural understanding. The course will focus on the theoretical and skills aspects of the course enabling students to develop their knowledge and understanding of Geography and geographical issues whilst also developing a wider skills set that is transferable across many subjects and areas of work. This theory and variety of skills is taught using a range of methods including the use of case studies, group work, practical tasks and fieldwork visits.

Course content

The topics covered include:

• Hazardous Earth
• Changing Places
• Earth’s Life Support Systems
• Global Connections
• Glaciation
• Disease Dilemmas
• Exploring Oceans

 

Entry requirements

Ideally pupils should have completed GCSE Geography but  this  is  not  essential.  A  passion  for  and  interest  in  Geography is the main requirement and each application  will be considered on an individual basis.

 

Assessment

The  course  is  assessed  by  two  exams  at  the  end  of  year  12  and  one  exam  at  the  end  of  year  13  as  well  as a piece of fieldwork. In Year 12 these exams are a mixture of short and long answer questions along with  data  interpretation  issue  response  questions.  In  Year 13  questions  involve  competing  short  answers  and  a number of longer response questions

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 October 2017

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