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Geography A Level at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School

Course description

What is the course about?
Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, people, places and environments. The course develops and extends the knowledge and skills required to be an active geographer.

For whom is the course suitable?
Geography combines well with both Humanities and Science subjects and is an option for all students in the Sixth Form, ideally following the GCSE Geography course. A ggod standard of English and Maths is required to manage the essay and statistics elements.

Teaching Methods and Homework commitment

 A residential fieldwork component is an essential part of the course and attendance by all students is compulsory to gather data needed for the individual investigation. Independent learning and research: students are expected to keep up to date with their work, meet deadlines and to do up to 5 hours of homework per week. 

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

A geographical education develops knowledge and skills useful for careers in Administration, Computer Programming and Systems Analysis, Education, Finance, General Management, Librarianship, International Aid and Development Services, Landscape Architecture, Marketing and Sales and Personnel. Geography provides an ideal framework for relating to other fields of knowledge. It is not surprising that those trained as Geographers often contribute substantially to the applied management of resources and environments.

Method of Study and Assessment

Units Covered:

Physical Geography - Coastal systems and landscapes, Hazards,Water and carbon cycles

Human Geography - Changing places, Global systems and global governance, Contemporary urban environments

Geography Fieldwork - Investigation skills, Geographical skills

 A Level examination

Physical Geography

Paper 1  Written exam – 2 hours 30 minutes   40% of A Level

Human Geography

Paper 2 –  Written exam – 2 hours 30 minutes  40% of A Level

Geography Fieldwork

Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

20% of A-Level   Marked by teachers, moderated by AQA

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Entry requirements

See Prospectus on school webiste for details

How to apply

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Last updated date: 09 October 2018
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