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GCSE: Geography A at Ashby School

Course description

The world is always changing. This course gives students the chance to learn about these changes in four units. Unit 1: Geographical Skills and Challenges. This unit will build on the skills students have learned in Years 7, 8 and 9 and give them new challenges, as well as the opportunity to develop more advanced skills appropriate for a GCSE geographer. Students will learn about two of the major issues facing the world today - climate change and sustainable development. Unit 2: The Natural Environment. This unit is based on physical geography. Students will study Coastal Landscapes, Tectonic Landscapes and A Wasteful World. Unit 3: This unit is based on human geography. Students will learn about Economic Change and A Tourist's World. Unit 4: Investigating Geography. This unit will involve going out of the school to carry out fieldwork and then writing it up. The final writing up will be carried out in class time.

Entry requirements

Geography is suitable for all students, whether they are considering A level or are simply interested in looking at the differences between places.

Future opportunities

Students can take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Geography or for a vocational qualification. Geography is well known as a subject that links to all other subjects in the curriculum, so a GCSE in Geography is a stepping stone to a whole range of opportunities. A good grade will help students to move on to any AS, Applied A level or BTEC course. Students may wish to continue their study of geography or take a course such as a BTEC National in Travel and Tourism which has a more work-related approach. The skills developed can help students to embark on a career in journalism, media, engineering, IT, travel and tourism, environmental management, marketing, business management and teaching. Geographers are everywhere!

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years