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Geography at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

Geography is interesting and relevant to your lives - it is the study of the
world around us, in Wales, Europe and Globally. You will be taken on a
voyage to study environmental and social issues in a variety of places
including - Paris, India, Amazonia and the Sahel. A wide range of themes
will be studied, as noted below in the course content, and a great
emphasis is placed on the pupils developing their key skills by giving many
opportunities to develop their skills, solving problems and to work
independently. An emphasis is places on the pupils developing a mature
understanding of contemporary issues, with the aim of developing them
into responsible citizens who appreciate the need for sustainable
development and an awareness of the viewpoints of other people.

Course content

AS

G1 – Changing Physical Environments
G2 – Changing Human Environments

A Level

G3 – Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography
G4 – Sustainability

Entry requirements

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Assessment

AS – G1 – 1 hour 30 minutes Written Paper (25%)
Three structured questions with stimulus materials, one of which tests
research/fieldwork
AS – G2 – 1 hour 30 minutes Written Paper (25%)
Three structured questions with stimulus materials, one of which tests
research/fieldwork
A Level (the above plus a further 2 units)
G3 – 2 hours 15 minutes Written Paper (30%)
Section A – Two essays (one human and one physical) on Contemporary
Themes.
Section B – Candidates design and carry out a research enquiry based on
a chosen theme.
G4 – 1 hour 45 minutes Written Paper (20%)
Decision Making Exercise.

Future opportunities

One of the advantages of Geography is that it is a very useful subject for
further study in a range of courses in further and higher education and a
variety of careers. As a subject it bridges the arts and the sciences and
contains a breadth of skills and experiences valued by colleges and
employers throughout the country. In the past, our students went onto a
variety of fields including Law, Geology, Medicine, Town and Country
Planning, Psychology, Business, Computing, Education, Engineering,
Journalism and Media, and Leisure and Tourism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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