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A2 Level: Geography at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

Course description

At A2 Level you will learn how the world is contested and develop practical research skills in your chosen area. You will study two units.

Unit 3 Contested Planet ― In this unit you will consider five key world issues and in the sixth topic discuss possible technological solutions to the problems:

Unit 4 Geographical Research ― This will allow you to develop further the investigative skills gained at AS level and prepare you for the demands of higher education or employment. You will choose one topic from six.


Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Geography GCSE or any other social studies subject. This course is open to students who have not done a GCSE in Geography. However, you will benefit from having an interest in the world around you, be it curiosity about how a landscape has formed, or an interest in how a community might be affected by trans-national corporations. You need to be prepared to leave the classroom and see for yourself what is going on!





Unit 3: Contested Planet - 2.5 hour written examination, including pre-released synoptic resources (4 weeks in advance) and a colour Resource Booklet in the exam.

Unit 4: Geographical Research -1.5 hour examination, including a pre-released ‘research focus’ (4 weeks in advance). You will be asked to answer one question on the option of your choice.



Future opportunities

An A Level in Geography opens doors! You will find that studying geography is a brilliant step towards a wider range of HE courses and/or employment opportunities.

Further education - geographers can go on to study higher level courses, including Foundation degrees, undergraduate degrees and/or BTEC Higher Nationals.

Employment  - geographers can go into a wide range of jobs, including:

Advertising, Education, Environmental management, Finance, Law, Marketing, Retailing, Sales, Social/health services, Meteorology, Hydrology. In recent years a growing number of students from this college have gone on to do undergraduate degrees in Geography.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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