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Geography AS/A Level at Llandrindod High School

Course description

The GCE WJEC Specification for AS Level and A2 Level Geography is followed at Llandrindod High School. Students undertake the AS Level in Year 12 and the A2 requirements in Year 13. Students are provided with an opportunity to deepen their curiosity about the world. The learning is organized into four enjoyable units of study. In Year 12, students study G1 – Changing Physical Environments and G2 – Investigating Human Change. In Year 13, students study G3 – Contemporary Themes and Research and G4 – Sustainability.

Assessment

AS (2 units)

G1 1 hour 30 minutes Written Paper 75 marks (100 UMS)
Unit title: Changing Physical Environments
Two Themes

  • Investigating climate change
  • Investigating tectonic and hydrological change

Three structured questions with stimulus material, one of which tests
research/fieldwork

G2 1 hour 30 minutes Written Paper 75 marks (100 UMS)
Unit Title: Changing Human Environments
Two Themes

  • Investigating population change
  • Investigating settlement change

Three structured questions with stimulus material, one of which tests
research/fieldwork

A LEVEL (the above plus a further 2 units)

G3 2 hours 15 minutes Written Paper 75 marks (120 UMS)
Unit title: Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography
Section A – 1 hour 30 minutes
Two essays - one from each of the two contemporary themes. One theme
selected from three physical options and one theme selected from three
human options. A choice from two questions for each theme.

Section B – 45 minutes
Two-part question based on research enquiry and the findings of their research.

G4 1 hour 45 minutes Written Paper 80 marks (80 UMS)
Unit title: Sustainability
Sustainable Food Supply
Sustainable Water Supply
Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Cities

Future opportunities

The study of Geography is a stepping-stone to a whole range of future opportunities. A good grade at GCSE will help you move on to AS Level Geography and many other tertiary programmes of study at age 16. Geography is a cognate subject that is valued by universities. An understanding of contemporary global events impacts and impinges on most BA/BSc/BEng undergraduate degrees. It is also a hugely practical subject where the skills and ideas learnt are directly transferable to occupations from agriculture to journalism. There is an array of employment opportunities where your geographical skills will be particularly valued.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Llandrindod High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2015

Key information

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

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