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Geogrpahy at Colonel Frank Seeley School

Course description

AS Topics


Unit 1-Global Challenges Examined at the end of Year 12 in a written exam Topic 1: World at Risk – includes an introduction to a range of global natural hazards which threaten some areas of the world more than others and then focuses on climate change and global warming, seen by many as our greatest environmental challenge. Topic 2: Going Global – brings together today’s rapid economic changes which are impacting unfairly on people across the globe, and the related international issues of population change and migration.


Unit 2-Geographical Investigation Examined in Year 12 in the summer through a written examination Topic 1: Rebranding Places – focuses on how we need to reimage and regenerate rural and urban places, using appropriate strategies. Topic 2: Extreme Weather – with its increasing ferocity and frequency, fascinates some people and threatens others.

A2 Topics


Unit 3 – Contested Plant Examined through an end of course summer exam containing 2 sections A and B. Section A is a traditional written exam about the course content. Section B is a synoptic exam question. Exam length 2 1/2hrs. Topic 1: Energy Security, Topic 2: Water Conflicts, Topic 3: Biodiversity Under Threat, Topic 4: Superpowers Geography, Topic 5: Bridging the Development Gap and Topic 6: The Technological Fix?


Unit 4-Geographical Research Examined in summer through a 1 1/2hr exam related to research about tectonic activity and hazards. Tectonic Activity and Hazards. This unit of extended writing and research provides pupils with an excellent linking to the demands of university studies.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study this course will need at least a Grade B in Geography or at least a Grade C in GCSE Geography and at least a Grade C in GCSE English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colonel Frank Seeley School directly.

Last updated date: 28 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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