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Geography AS/A Level at Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a diverse subject which uniquely combines skills from both the arts and the sciences. You will study a wide range of topics which include elements of physics and human geography focussing on the processes operating within and on the earth and in the atmosphere as well as considering people and their activity on our planet. Fieldwork is a compulsory element of the course in both years.

Course content

A wide variety of teaching and learning styles are used such as teacher-led lessons, practical fieldwork group activities and independent research as well as the use of ICT and regular exam practice. The skis and expertise gained in GCSE geography, such as decision making and problem solving are also further developed. 
Unit 1: External exam topics:Water and carbon cycles, Contemporary urban environments
Unit 2: Eternal exam topics: Changing places, Geographical fieldwork, investigation and skills
Unit 1: Physical Geography: Water and Carbon cycles, Hazards, Cold environments or Coastal systems
Unit 2: Human Geography: Global systems and global governance, Changing places, Contemporary urban environments
Unit 3: Georgraphical investigation (3-4000 words), marked by teachers, moderated by AQA

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of a grade B GCSE geography and a minimum of grade 4 in English and grade C in science.

Future opportunities

Geography students are amongst the most employable because they develop key kills which employers are looking for. Many students study geography into higher education or combine it with other subjects as a joint honours degree. Others study geography related subjects such as environmental science or town planning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northallerton School & Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 29 November 2016

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