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Geography A Level at Queensbury Academy

Course description

The Geography course covers a range of both human and physical Geography units. It focuses upon the Geographical issues that are shaping our world today and developing the research skills needed to understand and manage these issues successfully. It is expected that students choosing this course will attend a residential fieldtrip to complete the independent investigation section of the course.

Course content

This two year course consists of four ‘Areas of Study’
Unit 1 – Dynamic Landscapes: Written Examination (2 hrs 15 mins) 30% of the A2 qualification
Tectonic Processes and Hazards
Coastal Landscapes and Change
The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

Unit 2 – Dynamic Places: Written Examination (2 hrs 15 mins) 30% of the A2 qualification
Globalisation
Regenerating Places
Superpowers
Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

Unit 3 – (2hr 15 minutes) 20% of qualification of A2 qualification based on resource booklet that contain Information about the geographical issues.
Unit 4: Independent Investigation
Non-examined assessment, 20% of qualification, an investigation report that is internally assessed and externally moderated. 3000-4000 words.

The course will be assessed at the end of the two years through three external examinations and one independent investigation.

Entry requirements

GCSE a grade 5 or better in Maths and English Language. If students have studied Geography they need to have achieved a grade 5 or better.

Future opportunities

Geography is an excellent subject to take in Higher Education. Students who study Geography are recognised as being capable of skilled data analysis and presentation coupled with effective communication skills. Geography students often find employment in Advertising, Education, Environmental Management, Financial Services, Law, Marketing, Retailing, Sales or the Social and Health Services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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