Geography AS A2 at Kingsthorpe College
Our vision and aims:
'Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students` global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.'
Geography at AS and A2
At AS and A2 students follow the AQA Specification, which we choose as it builds on previous experience but also has a progressive and contemporary edge that builds students` knowledge and understanding whilst also providing them with essential skills regardless of their future pathways. The course consists of the following units:
AS / Year 12
Unit 1 : Physical and Human Geography
- Rivers, floods and management
- Coastal environments
- Global population change
- Food supply issues
Unit 2 : Applied Geography
- Basic, investigative, ICT, graphical, cartographical and statistical skills
- Research skills
A2 / Year 13
Unit 3 : Contemporary Geographical Issues
- Plate tectonics and associated hazards.
- Weather and climate and associated hazards.
- World cities
Unit 4a : Geography Fieldwork Investigation
Unit 4b : Geographical Investigation Unit
Students who wish to take AS Geography should possess at least a grade C in Geography GCSE. A* to B grade results are preferable.
Students are required to complete 2 exam papers in Year 12 - a theory based paper and a skills paper which requires a fieldwork investigation.
In Year 13 students complete a further 2 exams, the second involving the completion of fieldwork investigation.
Why Choose Geography?
Geography is a flexible subject about the real world outside the classroom. It integrates many other subject areas such as Biology, Sociology, Economics, History, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Information Technology. Geography assists the development of many job relevant skills and it is also a living subject, happening everywhere, and a successful medium for investigating the past, present and future. Geography can lead to a wide and varied number of careers or to broaden your understanding of the world, its environments and its peoples. Nationally, Geography has one of the best graduate employment records in the country.
The Geography department currently offers several field trips, including the London Docklands, North Norfolk and Naples.
Many of our past students have gone on to university, with the majority of these choosing Geography as a single or combined subject. Geography links in with many careers including local government, environmental occupations, land management, the forces, teaching and the tourist industry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsthorpe College directly.