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Geography A Level at Wallingford School

Course description

You will study a range of topics within Physical and Human Geography and you will also undertake fieldwork in order to complete an individual investigation of up to 4000 words.

Course content

The topics studied include Water and Carbon Cycles, Coasts and Hazards for Physical Geography, and Changing Places, Global Governance and Population and the Environment for Human Geography.

Entry requirements

Students should have a GCSE grade B or 6 in the subject they are looking to study at Sixth Form. The exceptions are A levels that have not been taken at GCSE level (e.g. Psychology; Media Studies; Sociology). For these courses we will use the most appropriate GCSE qualification to make a decision. For example, GCSE Maths grade 6 to study Psychology and English Language grade 6 to study Media Studies and Sociology.

Assessment

• Physical Geography accounts for 40% of A-Level (2 hours 30 minutes paper)
• Human Geography accounts for 40% of the A-Level (2 hours 30 minutes paper)
• Geography Fieldwork Investigation accounts for 20% of the A-Level (3000-4000 report)

We will assess students in school at various points in the year to track the progress of students. This will be done both in the classroom and in exam-style settings. Students will have plenty of opportunity to practise exam answers in timed conditions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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