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Geography A Level AQA at Co-op Academy Priesthorpe

Course description

 

Geography offers an exciting

and wide-ranging experience at

A Level.

 

In Year 1, students study

two compulsory modules in

human and physical geography:

Changing Places and Water

and Carbon Cycles. Here, you

will explore cultural approaches

to representation of place and

take a more scientific approach

to investigating key systems in

nature. For fieldwork, a two-day

residential course takes place at the

Cranedale Centre at the edge of

the North York Moors where these

two core modules are explored

in more detail using primary data

collection methods. Later on in the

year, a joint human and physical

module on Natural Hazards then

follows, examining the causes

and consequences of volcanic

eruptions, earthquakes, wildfires

and tropical storms.

Field methods are then revisited

as students prepare to carry out

an independent investigation of

3,000 – 4,000 words on a topic of

their choice based on the training

they will have received and tutorial

support provided prior to the

summer break.

Year 2 includes a physical

Geography topic on Hot Deserts

or Coastal Landscapes, For the

human geography topic you

will study Contemporary urban

environments which examines the

issues faced when living in cities

across developed and developing

countries. The last topic is ‘Global

Systems and Governance’ which

focuses on trade patterns,

economic systems and the role

of Antarctica.

 

Course content

 

 

 

In Year 1, students study

two compulsory modules in

human and physical geography:

Changing Places and Water

and Carbon Cycles. Here, you

will explore cultural approaches

to representation of place and

take a more scientific approach

to investigating key systems in

nature. For fieldwork, a two-day

residential course takes place at the

Cranedale Centre at the edge of

the North York Moors where these

two core modules are explored

in more detail using primary data

collection methods. Later on in the

year, a joint human and physical

module on Natural Hazards then

follows, examining the causes

and consequences of volcanic

eruptions, earthquakes, wildfires

and tropical storms.

Field methods are then revisited

as students prepare to carry out

an independent investigation of

3,000 – 4,000 words on a topic of

their choice based on the training

they will have received and tutorial

support provided prior to the

summer break.

Year 2 includes a physical

Geography topic on Hot Deserts

or Coastal Landscapes, For the

human geography topic you

will study Contemporary urban

environments which examines the

issues faced when living in cities

across developed and developing

countries. The last topic is ‘Global

Systems and Governance’ which

focuses on trade patterns,

economic systems and the role

of Antarctica.

Entry requirements

5x 9-4 at GCSE, including grade 6 preferred in English.

Financial information

none

Future opportunities

Geography is a

broad based academic subject

well respected by employers and

universities.

 

Taking the subject at

Post-16 develops a range of skills

preparing students well for both

Higher Education and the world of

work. Geography has links with a

wide range of careers and sits well

alongside both Arts and Sciences.

Graduates in the subject now

work in Law, the Armed Forces,

Central and Local Government,

Town Planning, Environmental

Management, Journalism or

Teaching. Those in the Commercial

World, Engineering or Science

would also favour a geographical

education and training.

Further information

If you think you may be interest in

studying Geography at A Level and

want to find out more, members of

the Geography Department

will be more than happy to answer

any questions.

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-2030

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2018
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  • Start date: Next September

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