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Geography AS/A level at Hatch End High School

Course description

You will enjoy Geography if you have an interest in and a concern for the environment and current affairs. It attracts those who are interested in finding out about travel, new people, new places, landscapes, local and global events. If you enjoy studying subjects that are relevant to your own life and experiences and enjoy undertaking practical work as well as work in the classroom.

Course content

Over the course of the two years, you will study core human and physical geography. In each area of study you will consider the values and attitudes of decision makers, consider your own values and attitudes to the issues being studied and support your learning of ideas through the study of specific case studies. You will also develop a variety of geographical skills, which will broaden and deepen existing knowledge and be employed with a greater degree of independence. Topics include: water and carbon cycles, coastal systems, hazards, global governance, changing places and contemporary urban environments.

You will be taught through lectures, discussion and practical activities.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C/9-5 to include Maths & English Language at grade C+/5+.

Assessment

You will be assessed through externally marked papers.

AS

There are two examinations; these are split between the human and physical elements of the course. They will also assess students on geographical enquiry and fieldwork techniques.

A2

There are two examinations again on human and physical geography. These are supported by a written fieldwork assignment of approximately 3000 words.

Future opportunities

You will enjoy Geography if you have an interest in and a concern for the environment and current affairs. It attracts those who are interested in finding out about travel, new people, new places, landscapes, local and global events. If you enjoy studying subjects that are relevant to your own life and experiences and enjoy undertaking practical work as well as work in the classroom.

Further information

 What do I need to consider?

There are several optional recommended texts for this course. We will carry out our fieldwork investigation in the Spring term. This will be a day in an estuarine environment. You will also be expected to keep abreast of geographical news and events both locally, nationally and internationally.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hatch End High School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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