Geography at Richard Hale School
Exam Body: AQA
What students can expect of the course
GEOG 1 (AS)
GEOG 2 (AS)
Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography
A 2 hour written examination on the core geographical topics
a) Rivers and Flood Management
b) Population Change
b) Health Issues
Unit 2: Applied Geography
A 2 hour examination of structured skills based questions based on the topics in Geog 1 plus generalised questions on fieldwork techniques and analysis.
GEOG 3 (A2)
GEOG 4 (A2)
4a A2 (20%)
Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues
A 2 hour examination which takes an issue based approach requiring the study of 3 topics at least one of which must be a physical geography topic;-
Unit 4A: Geography Fieldwork Investigation
A 1 hour exam with both short and extended questions based on the candidate's own fieldwork.
GCSE Geography: B grade or better is recommended. Students who have not studied GCSE Geography could take this course, but should seek acceptance from the Head of Department before doing so.
See above for details.
Study of Geography at this level provides a range of knowledge and skills, and as such is widely accepted as a strong foundation for study in higher education including Russell Group Universities and further employment opportunities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Hale School directly.