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Geograph A Level at Tollbar Academy

Course description

What Will I Study?
AS Units:
G1 - Changing Physical Environments:
• Investigating climate change;
• Investigating tectonic and hydrological change.
You will look at the dynamic systems of climate and landform change and how
people react to and manage those changes. You will develop an understanding
of the complex and debated theme of climate change, an issue that will affect
your lives and enable you to appreciate contrasting attitudes and values of it.
G2 - Changing Human Environments:
• Investigating population change;
• Investigating settlement change.
You will focus upon the dynamic system of changing settlements and be
introduced to the complex theme surrounding population change.
A Level Units:
G3 - Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography:
In section A, you will study two units: Coasts; you will study the landform
developments of this environment and how the area can be managed.
Development; you will consider impacts of trade, development indicators and the
implications of third world debt.
In section B you will have the opportunity to research a pre-issued topic area from
one of ten research themes. For example; crime, retail, rivers or micro-climates.
Together with your class teacher you will decide which area to investigate. You
will then use this information in your exam.
G4 - Sustainability:
Pre-released material will be issued to you to explore and examine on a range
of different topics. You will work through the resource folder and use classroom
work in the assessment to make decisions about the specific topic.
Throughout both years, you will have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork
in a range of different locations to support your learning, for example, York,
Hubbard’s Hills and Gibraltar Point at Skegness.

Entry requirements

B grade at GCSE Geography. However students who have not taken GCSEGeography might be considered after consultation with the Curriculum Leader.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tollbar Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

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