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Geography at Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi

Course description

In a world fast becoming a global village, Geography is more relevant than ever. The subject at A Level deals with ideas sourcing from population explosion; changes in city and rural life, protecting the environment, planning for natural disasters, climate change and much more. The economic, cultural, physical, human and environmental factors affecting these subjects will be researched and discussed, which will develop the student to think as a Geographer.

Course content

ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (A/S)
MODULE 1 - G1
Changing Physical Environments:
focusing on Global climate change/Tectonic
Activity/Fluvial Geomorphology (river systems)
MODULE 2 - G2
Changing Human Environments: focusing on the effects of changing populations and settlements

ADVANCED (A2)
MODULE 3 - G3
Section A: Contemporary themes will be investigated:
 Climatic Hazards
 Globalisation
Section B: The student will have the chance
to focus on an individual research
assignment on a Geographical topic of
choice.
MODULE 4 - G4
SUSTAINABILITY will be the main focus
in the final module - a modern and important aspect to today’s education globally. The module will discuss food shortages, water supply, sustainable energy sources and focus on how large cities need to adapt to a sustainable way of living.

Assessment

Year 12
G1 - Written examination - 1½ hours
G2 - Written examination - 1½ hours
Year 13
G3 (A) - 2¼ hours exam concentrating on
Contemporary themes
G3 (B) – Written Examination - 1¾ hours
G4 - Synoptic paper of 1¾ hours, where an information package will be
used along with personal information which will extend
answer quality.

Future opportunities

Geography is one of very few subjects which leads to both an Arts or a Science degree (B.A. or B.Sc.). Its variety offers careers in many fields – city and regional planning; social work; meteorology; travel and tourism; hydrology (rivers); the environment; Geology; Volcanology, and many more. It is a subject which serves as a good basis for all kinds of jobs. Most universities offer Geography degree courses, as well as degrees in the fields noted above. It links well with most other subjects and the new A Level structure from September 2008 will prepare the student well in researching, discussing and essay planning; excellent skills to nurture for further
education at university.

Further information

Geography introduces and uses a vast array of skills. It is considered as one of the best subject where skills are developed throughout. The skills:
Communication
Numeracy
Problem Solving
Information Technology
Teamwork
Improving one’s own learning
Cartographic Skills
Using simple equations
Essay structure is developed
Personal research on a chosen geographical topic
Field work/visits to study aspects of the course
Oral and practical skills used
Express one’s opinion on new
Geographical strategies

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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