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Geography A2 Level AQA at Longdean School

Course description

Aims: To develop your ideas, skills and knowledge studied at GCSE Geography To develop fieldwork skills and study geographical issues and impacts To develop your awareness of the interaction between people and their natural environment To provide you with a relevant, topical and stimulating area of study. To develop your general skills of description, analysis, interpretation and explanation. Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues (plate tectronics and hazards; weather and climate and hazards; challenges facing ecosystems; world cities; development and globalisation; contemporary conflicts and challenges. Unit 4A: Geographical Fieldwork Investigation. Written paper based on Fieldwork Investigation or Unit 4B: Geographical Issue Evaluation. Issues based exam with pre-release material booklet How is the course examed or assessed? Units3 and 4A or 4B Unit 3 is a 2.5 hour written paper. Candidates answer 2 structured short and extended questions and one essay (30% of A level) Unit 4A is structured, short and extended question based on the candidates own fieldwork investigation (20% of A level) or Unit 4B which is a structured short and extended question based paper with an advance information leaflet pre-released (20% of A level)

Future opportunities

Geography A level is accepted and indeed welcomed by Universities for gaining entry to virtually any degree course. Geography graduates have better than average employment prospects and a great flexibility in their choice of career, due to the wide range of skills taught and learned throughout the course (such as analytical and evaluative skills).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longdean School directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year