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Geography A Level at Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy

Course description

A Level Geography gives you a strong foundation for understanding the main two themes of the subject: Human and Physical Geography. Between them, they are what makes our planet tick!

You will develop a better understanding of how mankind and the earth work together.

The course will excite student’s minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate their investigation and analytical skills.

Course content

Year 12

Physical Geography: (core units)

  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Hot Desert environments and their margins
  • Coastal Systems and Landscapes.

Human Geography: (core units)

  • Global systems and Global Governance
  • Changing Places.

Optional units: Choose one from:

  • Hazards / Contemporary Urban Environments

Year 13

Physical Geography: (core units)

  • Water and Carbon Cycles Hot Desert environments and their margins
  • Coastal Systems and Landscapes

Optional units: Choose one from:

  • Hazards / Ecosystems under stress / Cold Environments

Human Geography: (core units)

  • Global systems and Global Governance
  • Changing Places

Optional units: Choose one from:

  • Contemporary Urban Environments / Population and the environment / Resource Security

Entry requirements

GCSE B in Geography or B in English

Assessment

Year 12 AS Level 

Paper 1: Physical Geography

  • Section A Water and Carbon Cycles or Hot Deserts or Coasts.
  • Section B Hazards or Urban Environments.
  • Written Exam one hour thirty minutes 80 Marks 50%

Paper 2: Human Geography

  • Section A Global systems
  • Section B Geographical Skills
  • Written Exam one hour thirty minutes 80 Marks 50% of AS Level

Year 13:

Paper 1: Physical Geography

  • Section A Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Section B Hot Deserts or Coasts.
  • Section C Hazards or Urban Environments.
  • Written Exam two hour thirty minutes. 96 Marks 40% AS Level.

Paper 2: Human Geography

  • Section A Global systems
  • Section B Geographical Skills
  • Written Exam two hour thirty minutes 96 Marks 40% of AS Level.

Students must complete a geographical investigation that is between 3,000 to 4,000 words in length. This is internally assessed and externally moderated and is worth 20% of the final A Level.

Future opportunities

Geography A Level is the stepping stone to studying Geography and Geology at university. However, because Geography is the study of the interaction between people and our planet, this subject is valid for a number of different career paths such as advertising, environmental management, law or social services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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