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Geography at Hanham Woods Academy

Course description

Geography at A-Level is not just about reading maps, nor is it concerned about learning the names of the capital cities, trade statistics for countries around the world, or being able to identify the bays and headlands that make up the coastline of the United Kingdom. Rather, it deals with the description and explanation of landscape features, which make up the physical and human environment and, perhaps most challenging of all, it examines the interaction between the two. To do this effectively, Geography draws ideas and concepts from a wide range of academic disciplines, giving the subject its distinctive eclectic character, which makes it a popular choice for A-level students. Students will find the AS/A Level course demanding, stimulating and interesting if they are keen to gain a greater understanding of how and why differences exist in a huge variety of factors over the earth‘s surface.

There is a compulsory AS fieldtrip to Slapton Ley in Devon in February of the AS year which is normally around £180. Unit 1 - Physical and Human Geography: The study of core geographical concepts along with contrasting themes of contemporary or environmental impact, management and sustainability. Physical section: Rivers, Floods and Management and Coastal Environments Human section: Population change and Energy Issues. Unit 2: Geographical Skills A geographical skills paper including investigative, cartographic, graphical ICT and statistical questions

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE or equivalent

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanham Woods Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years