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Geography A Level at Bishop Stopford's School

Course description

Geography is recognised as a valuable A Level subject because of its strong skills base and its subject content. It is unique in its capacity to bridge across the humanities - science divide. For this reason geographers find careers in the scientific arena, such as meteorology, geology, hydrology, pollution control, geomorphology and cartography but can be equally successful in business and finance, banking, town planning, local government, transport management, research, teaching/lecturing, law and journalism. 

Course content

AS Level 

Content Overview

Landscape Systems

Changing Spaces; Making Spaces

 

Optionality – Study 1 of 5

• Climate Change

• Disease Dilemmas

• Exploring Oceans

• Future of Food

• Hazardous Earth

• Geographical Skills

 

A Level

Content Overview

Landscape Systems

Earth’s Life Support Systems

Geographical Skills

 

Changing Spaces, Making Places

Global Connections

Geographical Skills

 

Optionality – Study 2 of 5

• Climate Change

• Disease Dilemmas

• Exploring Oceans

• Future of Food

• Hazardous Earth

• Geographical Skills

 

Independent Investigation

 

Entry requirements

At least Grade B in GCSE Geography

Assessment

AS Level

Assessment Overview

Landscape and Place – 2 hour written paper – 90 marks

Worth 60% of total AS Level

Geographical Debates – 1 hour 30 minute written paper – 60 marks

Worth 40% of total AS Level

 

A Level

Assessment Overview

Physical Systems – 1 hour 45 minute written paper – 72 marks

Worth 24% of total A Level

Human Interactions – 1 hour 34 minute written paper – 72 marks

Worth 24% of total A Level

Geographical Debates – 2 hours 30 minute written paper – 96 marks

Worth 32% of total A Level

Investigative Geography– non examination assessment – 60 marks

Worth 20% of total A Level

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Stopford's School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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