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Geography - A Level at Dinnington High School

Course description

Level 3

The course aims to develop a range of essential skills for Higher Education and the world of work through its content. Through exciting topics learners will understand the nature of physical and human geography whilst unpacking the debates surrounding contemporary challenges facing the world today.

Course content

Physical Systems

This component is built on two main tropics: Landscape systems and Earth’s life support systems. Learners will explore coastal landscapes, as well as the carbon and water cycles in a systems framework. The course will involve using examples and case studies at a rage of scales to understand the dynamic nature of this topic.

 

Human Interactions

Human interactions is built around two main topics: Global Connections and Changing Spaces; Making Places. Learners will build a picture of how the world around them is shaped by humans at various scales.

 

Geographical Debates

This section of the course takes some of the most dynamic issues our planet faces today. It encourages learners to engage with the problems, reflect on and think critically about them.

 

Investigative Geography

A crucial part of the A-level curriculum involves students taking part in fieldwork and investigating components of the course which are particularly interesting to them. All learners will take part in an independent investigation; allowing them to develop a wide range of skills. Students will be supported through this investigation by members of staff in the department.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at C or above (or equivalent) must include English and Maths.

Assessment

4 exams at the end of the course.

However, regular assessments will be made over the 2 years to check and monitor progress.

Future opportunities

Geography provides a broad base that leads onto many different degree pathways as it develops transferable skills, intellectual skills, personal attributes and geographical skills.

Careers include tourism, marketing, surveying, conservation work, housing and social welfare, education and commercial industry.

Further information

Enrichment Opportunities

Possibility of Extended Project – Level 3

Visits: A minimum of 4 days fieldwork is required to do this course.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Miss H Dobson
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01909 550066
    • Email address:
    • h.dobson@dcsch.co.uk

Venues

  • More information
    • We are located by the side of a local college and on a major bus route, from Worksop and Rotherham.  Buses also run regularly from Sheffield.