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Geography AS Level at The Leventhorpe School

Course description

The AS course consists of two units:

Unit 1, Dynamic Landscapes provides students with the opportunity for an in depth study of Tectonic Processes, understanding why some parts of the world are vulnerable to earthquakes and volcanoes and why the risk to some regions and communities is much greater than to others. They will also explore the processes of formation and change within either Glaciated or Coastal Landscapes and there will be an opportunity for fieldwork as part of this area of study.

In Unit 2, Dynamic Places, students will study Globalisation, which focuses on the key factors shaping the world in the 21st Century and why some people and places have benefitted from this process, whilst others have lost out. A second area of study is a topic called Shaping Places which looks at the distinctive nature of places at a range of scales and how they are shaped by forces such as people, capital and resources.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Geography.

Assessment

The AS course is assessed by two separate papers which are both 1.5 hours long. If students choose to end their studies at AS, these will contribute 50% each towards their final grade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Leventhorpe School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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