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A Level Geography at Townsend CofE School

Course description

COURSE CONTENT
The full course is divided into a number of topics split between seven units studied over two years. The topics cover a wide area of physical and human geography along with other geographical skills.
Topics include; population, global health issues, rivers, floods and management, coastal environments, world cities, plate tectonics and associated hazards, ecosystems, change and challenge.

LEARNING METHODS AND ASSESSMENT
Fieldwork and theoretical work is integrated into the teaching through discussions, case studies and decision-making exercises.
The course is assessed through written examination and structured writing. One extended prose question is common to all of the units.
Students will be expected to carry out fieldwork on a field trip to answer fieldwork based questions in the examination.

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS
The course covers a large range of topics in the first year. Hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to study independently and use all resources available is therefore required.

Entry requirements

Six or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English Language.
Average GCSE point score 4.7 or above.
Grade C or above in Geography GCSE.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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