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Geography AS/A2 at Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School

Course description

Geography is a pretty unique subject because it looks at both the physical structure of the planet and the social structure (i.e. how we affect our environment and how it affects us) in the past, present and future.

The new Geography course will challenge your perceptions and stimulate you to investigate and use analytical skills. The course reflects the world today and investigates earthquakes, rivers, deserts, hazards, globalization, urban environments and population

Course content

AS course content

Component one:

Either coastal systems and landscapes or the water and carbon cycle AND either hazards or urban environments.

Component two:

Either Global Systems or changing places AND Geography fieldwork.

A level course content

Component One:

Water and carbon cycles. Either Deserts or coastal systems AND hazards or cold environments.

Component two:

Global systems, changing places and either urban environments or population.

Component three:

Geographical investigation

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade B, including a grade B in Geography.

Assessment

AS Qualification

Component one: 1 hour 30 minutes written exam (80 marks) 50% of the AS Component two: 1 hour 30 minutes written exam (80 marks) 50% of the AS

A level Qualification

Component one: 2 hours 30 minutes written exam (96 marks) 40% of the A level Component two: 2 hours 30 minutes written exam (96 marks) 40% of the A level Component three: 3,000- 4,000 words (35 marks) 20% of the A level

Future opportunities

It gives students a wide range of progression options into further study, training or relevant employment.

Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to follow a wide variety of different paths, including law, advertising, journalism, environmental management, engineering and construction, in addition to degree courses in Geography itself.

Further information

This course is a traditional A Level.  It is an exam based subject which includes multiple choice, short answer and essay based questions. 

Students are also required to read around the subject to develop their understanding of case studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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