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Geography A Level at Queen Mary's College

Course description

The content of the syllabus has been designed to actively engage you as a student. It will challenge your view of the world and encourage you to explore key local and global issues. It will encourage you to research and ask searching questions. Fieldwork will play a key role in both the AS and A Level. The AS course will pose questions which seek to explore the meaning, causes and impacts of a number of headline global issues. You will study the World at Risk, which includes an introduction to a range of global natural hazards and then focus on climate change and global warming. Going Global brings together today’s rapid economic changes which are impacting unfairly on people across the globe and the related international issues of population change and migration. Unit 2 will enable you to develop your research and practical skills through a study of Crowded Coasts and Re-branding Places. Crowded Coasts will look at how increasing development is testing our ability to manage these valued environments. Re-branding Places focuses on how we need to re-image and regenerate rural and urban places using appropriate strategies. The A2 course will focus on the use and management of resources and how this is impacting on the planet. In addition you will have the opportunity to undertake a research option, which will form 20% of the A Level assessment. Fieldwork will consist of compulsory day or residential trips in the first year, and a residential trip abroad for A2.

Entry requirements

Course Entry requirements differ widely depending on course choices. Please contact the college for more information on 01256 417500

Assessment

100% examination

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's College directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016

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