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Geography A Level at Collingwood College

Course description

The study of Geography enables you to widen your knowledge in both physical and human geography.

Course content

The A level specification has 3 units:

Unit 1: Section A - Water and Carbon cycles
Section B - Coastal systems and landscapes
Section C - either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress

Unit 2: Section A - Global systems and global governance
Section B - Changing Places
Section C - either population and environment or contemporary urban environments or resource security

Unit 3 : Individual investigation
Students will be expected to attend a four day field trip to the Isle of Wight as part of the course.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade A*- C (or equivalent) including Grade C in Geography, Mathematics, English and Science. Ideally a grade B in Geography. Students are required to have a sound understanding of statistical and graphical analysis for this course.


Unit 1: Written examination - 2 hours 30 mins
Weighting: 40% of total A level mark (96 marks)

Unit 2: Written examination – 2 hour 30mins
Weighting: 40% of total A level mark (96 marks)

Unit 3: Individual investigation 3,000 – 4,000 words (teacher marked/moderated externally)
20% of total A level mark (35 marks)

Future opportunities

Degree courses in Geography, Environmental Science, Geology, Water Science or Meteorology. Careers in Town Planning, Teaching, Forestry Commission, Environmentalist, Government or Civil Servant.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Collingwood College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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