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Geography AS/A2 at Desborough College

Course description

We will be teaching the 2008 Edexcel B specification for AS and A level Geography. The Geography A level for 2015 will continue to be taught in the traditional format of an AS sat at the end of year 12 and A2 at the end of year 13. Both years continue to count towards the final A level grade with AS and A2 both accounting for 50% of the final grade.

Course content

AS

Unit 1 – Global Challenges

  • World at Risk (Types and nature of Hazards, Hazard trends and patterns, Causes of Climate Change, Impacts of Climate Change, Responses to Climate Change, Hazards in the future)
  • Going Global (Globalisation, Global Groups, Global Networks, Population, Migration, Megacities, Sustainability)

Unit 2 – Geographical Investigations

  • Crowded Coasts (Competition for the Coast, Conflict on the Coast, Increasing risks at the Coast, Managing the Coast) – Also includes Fieldwork Investigation on Coasts
  • Rebranding (Rebranding, Rebranding Strategies, Urban Rebranding, Rural Rebranding) – Also includes Fieldwork Investigation on Rebranding

A2

Unit 3 – Contested Planet

  • Energy Security (Causes, Impacts, Responses, Key Players and Trends)
  • Water Conflict (Causes, Impacts, Responses, Key Players and Trends)
  • Biodiversity Under Threat (Causes, Impacts, Responses, Key Players and Trends)
  • Superpowers (mCauses, Impacts, Responses, Key Players and Trends)
  • Bridging the Development Gap (Causes, Impacts, Responses, Key Players and Trends)
  • Technological Fix (Causes, Impacts, Responses, Key Players and Trends)

Unit 4 – Geographical Research

  • Tectonic Activity and Hazards (Tectonic Hazards and Causes, Tectonic Hazards and Physical Impacts, Tectonic Hazards and Human Impacts, Tectonic Hazards and Responses)

Entry requirements

5 A*-C including English and at least a B grade in GCSE Geography

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Desborough College directly.

Last updated date: 26 March 2015

Key information

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

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