Geography A Level at West Kirby Grammar School
WHY CHOOSE GEOGRAPHY?
Geography looks at a world in constant change. It engages with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time and their relationship with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global.
CONTENT - Advanced Level
Advanced Level Geography follows an issues-based approach to contemporary geographical themes. Students select 3 out of 4 topics from plate tectonics and associated earthquake/volcano hazards; weather and climate hazards such as hurricanes and typhoons; development and globalisation (including TNCs, global inequalities of wealth as well as the economic development of China); and world cities.
- In order to progress onto Advanced Level courses you must achieve at least a D grade at AS Level in three subjects (excluding General Studies)
- See entry conditions for AS Levels
AS level has one paper (35%) based on the main subject material and a shorter Applied Geography paper (15%) based on skills and fieldwork. A2 level also has two papers - the first on geographical issues (30%) while for the second paper (20%) students answer questions about a real aspect of Geography. There is no coursework.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH GEOGRAPHY?
Geography bridges the gap between Science and Humanities. It can be combined effectively with A levels from the Sciences or the Arts. Students with a Geography A level studied degrees ranging from Medicine, Law, Planning, and Landscape Gardening to Oceanography. A degree qualification in Geography (BSc or BA) can lead to a wide variety of educational and employment opportunities and careers. Environmental issues and conservation, town planning, surveying, the Civil Service, retailing, weather forecasting and management posts in a wide variety of other areas are just some of the opportunities followed by previous Geographers.
WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE COURSE?
A GCSE grade B or above in Geography usually places students in a position to undertake the rigours of this subject although it is possible for someone who has not studied GCSE geography to undertake the course provided they can show evidence of a similar standard being reached in other subjects.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.