Geography AS and A Level at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman
Geography combines well with both arts and science based subjects. Geographers are sought after in the workplace as they possess a wide range of skills. These comprise a wide range of key skills including the ability to communicate in a variety of ways, good ICT skills, numeracy skills and working with others.
- Changing Coastal Landscapes
- Tectonic Hazards
- Changing Places
- Fieldwork Investigation
- Carbon and Water Cycles
- Global Change
- 21st Century Challenges
Weather and Climate
GCSE Point Scores
In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.
The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-
A* - 8 points
A - 7 points
B - 6 points
C - 5 points
D - 4 points
E – 3 points
F – 2 points
G - 1 point
This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.
- To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
- To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English
- To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects
N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.
Geography, therefore, lends itself to a number of varied careers including meteorology, town planning, environmental management, hydrology and tourism. As geographers, you will have the opportunity to take part in field-work across a wide range of issues on a local and national scale.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.