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Geography at Chislehurst School for Girls

Course description

Geography at A-Level includes the study of both physical and human Geography. It covers a variety of geographical issues at a range of scales and it allows for in-depth study of new topics, as well as ones covered at GCSE

Course content

Yr12 - Unit 1: Physical Geography: coasts, rivers and arid environments

Unit 2: Human Geography: tourism, energy and rural issues

 

Yr13 - Unit 3: Global Issues: including natural hazards, eco-systems and development

Unit 4: Geographical Skills Paper

Entry requirements

Students will be required to have obtained a Grade C or above at English GCSE, and a Grade B or above in GCSE Geography

Assessment

Unit 1 (25% of total A-Level)

Unit 2 (25% of total A-Level)

Unit 3 30% of total A-Level

Unit 4 20% of total A-Level

 

Fieldwork In Year 12, there are a variety of fieldwork opportunities including trips to the Thames Barrier, a local river, Whitstable for coastal studies and a local power station.

 

In Year 13 there is a 4 day residential to the Holderness coast in Yorkshire to conduct fieldwork for the Skills exam in January. This is a compulsory element of the course.

Future opportunities

A good A-Level grade in Geography can enable a student to enter a Geography Degree course at most universities. You will learn a range of transferable skills leading to jobs in teaching, charity work, environmental studies, journalism, administration and many other careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 08 May 2015
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