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Geography A Level at Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

Course description

Geography is a 21st century subject, for students who are interested in the dynamics of the modern world and how the people within are changing it. Recent current events have again highlighted the importance of the subject on a global scale. Geographers are taught to combine the study of natural processes and human interactions, and the subject can provide the vital bridge between 'humanities' and 'sciences'. Descriptive, analytical and evaluative skills are also taught. There are opportunities to experience the subject both in the classroom and through fieldwork as well.

Course content

AS -

Unit 1 - Physical and Human Geography - Rivers, Floods and Management; Coastal Environments or Cold Environments; Global Population; Energy Issues or Health Issues (Examination, 70%)
Unit 2 - Geographical Skills - Skills in action; Fieldwork (Examination, 30%)
A2 -
Unit 3 - Contemporary Geographical Issues - Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards; Ecosystems; World Cities; Development and Globalisation (Examination, 60%)
Unit 4B - Geographical Issue Evaluation (Examination, 40%)

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved at least a grade B at GCSE Geography.

Future opportunities

Geography will appeal to those students who:
  • Are interested in current affairs
  • Have a concern for the environment and the people within
  • Enjoy travel and exploring new places, people, landscapes and events
  • Enjoy their learning with a passion 
  • Geography is classed as a key 'facilitating subject' by top, Russell Group universities.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2016
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