French A Level at Driffield School
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.
The topics covered include:
• Hazardous Earth
• Changing Places
• Earth’s Life Support Systems
• Global Connections
• Disease Dilemmas
• Exploring Oceans
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.
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.