Geography A Level at Christopher Whitehead Language College
A/AS Level Geography is a mixture of human and physical geography which include topics such as: Global health and disease. Conflicts World cities Population Cold environments Rivers and flooding Tectonics. Fieldwork is essential and likely to include a residential trip.
Geography – GCSE grade B
Maths/science – GCSE grade B
English – GCSE grade B
GEOG1 Physical and Human Geography - 70% of AS; 35% of A Level. 2 hour written exam with structured short and extended questions Rivers, Floods and Management Cold Environments Population Change Health Issues.
GEOG2 Geographical Skills - 30% of AS; 15% of A Level. 1 hour written exam with structured skills and generic fieldwork questions Skills include investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT and statistical.
GEOG3 Contemporary Geographical Issues - 30% of A Level 2 hour 30 minutes written exam with structured short and extended questions plus an essay Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards World Cities Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges.
GEO4A Geography Fieldwork Investigation - 20% of A Level 1 hour 30 minutes exam with structured short and extended questions based on a fieldwork investigation and fieldwork skills Involves a residential field trip investigating an area in more detail. This is likely to take place during March of Year 12
Geography has many transferable skills opening up a wide range of university courses from both sciences and the arts, making it unique in that it bridges subjects and can lead to a wide range of careers. For example, courses in science, oceanography, geology, ICT, business, law, media, politics and philosophy, travel and tourism, accounting and journalism. It also counts as a science for entry into medical school.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christopher Whitehead Language College directly.