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Geography A Level at The Axe Valley Community College

Course description

This qualification will give you an understanding of the human and physical world and enable you to recognise its importance to our future. You will develop an awareness of the complexity of interactions within and between societies, economies, cultures and environments at scales from local to global. This will enable you to recognise the challenges of sustainability and the implications for your own and others’ lives.

Course content

At AS level, a student will study: Unit F761: Managing Physical Environments: River environments, Coastal environments and Cold environments. Unit F762: Managing Change in Human Environments: Managing urban change, The energy Issue and The growth of tourism. At A2 level, a student will study: Unit F763: Global Issues: Environmental issues (Physical Geography): Earth hazards and Climatic hazards Economic issues (Human Geography): Population and Resources and Globalisation. Unit F764: Geographical Skills: This paper is based on fieldwork which is carried out locally. Students will identify a suitable geographical question or hypothesis for investigation. Develop a plan and strategy for conducting the investigation. Collect and record appropriate data. Present the data collected in appropriate forms and analyse and interpret the data.

Entry requirements

The normal 5 A* to C pass rate to study advanced Level 3 courses.

Assessment

AS Level - Two 1 hour and 30 minute, written exam papers. A2 Level – One 2 hr and 20 minute exam and one 1 hour and 30 minute externally marked written paper-partly based on candidates’ own investigation/research.

Future opportunities

Geography is a well respected and useful A level. You may wish to use it in your future employment or study if further at degree level. There are many jobs which will benefit from this AS/A2 level qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Axe Valley Community College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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