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Geography A2 at Swinton Academy

Course description

The course is divided into 6 modules: AS = 2 modules in Year 12 A2 = 2 modules in Year 13 A2 Modules Unit 3 - Contemporary Geographical Issues, in which we explore: · Plate tectonics and associated hazards; · Weather and climate and associated hazards; · World cities - evolution or revolution; and · Development and Globalisation. Unit 4 - Geographical Fieldwork Investigation - examined via structured short and extended questions based on candidates’ own fieldwork investigation. To help with modules 2 and 4 a residential field course is held in the Scarborough area usually close to Easter in Year 12.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Travel and Tourism or Health and Social Care, to prepare for higher education in areas of geography, humanities, science or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go on to a job related to geography and work as a Town Planner, Environmental Officer or Weather Forecaster. The course also helps you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Can be 1 or 2 years