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A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY at Madeley Academy

Course description

WHY GEOGRAPHY?

Students who study Geography possess an extremely marketable and sought after range of knowledge and understanding of the world around them. 

The A Level course focuses on the complex inter-relationships between human and physical environments, and the opportunities, problems and questions that arise as a result.

Geographers develop enquiry, decision making, fieldwork and research skills, which will prepare them well for Higher Education courses and a wide range of career choices.  They also learn to appreciate the significance of human values in decision making and to think critically and analytically on a range of issues.

 

Course content

COURSE DETAILS

Component 1: Physical Geography

  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Coastal Systems and Landscapes
  • Hazards

Assessed by written examination (40% of total A Level)

Component 1: Human Geography

  • Global Systems and Global Governance
  • Changing Places
  • Contemporary Urban Environments

Assessed by written examination (40% of total A Level)

Component 3: Geography Fieldwork Investigation

Fieldwork and data gathering, production of a scientific report of 3000-4000 words)

Assessed by teachers and moderated by examination board (20% of total A Level)

Entry requirements

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must achieve a minimum of  4 Grade A* - C plus English Language and Mathematics at grade 4
  • Grade B in GCSE Geography
  • Grade 6 in both Mathematics and English

 

 

 

Future opportunities

Geographers develop enquiry, decision making, fieldwork and research skills, which will prepare them well for Higher Education courses or a wide range of career choices.

They also learn to appreciate the significance of human values in decision making and to think critically on a range of issues.

Further information

Please contact Madeley Academy for further information.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 October 2016
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