A Level Geography at St Thomas More High School for Boys
A-level Geography is ideal for those students who want to learn about the changing physical and human environments in which we live. The course content is diverse, including both human and physical units. In Year 12 a four day residential field study course in carried out in the Lake District.
At AS you will study:
- Rivers, floods and management
- Coastal environments
- Global Population Change
- Health issues
- Geographical and Fieldwork Skills
At A2 you will study:
- Plate tectonics and associated hazards
- Challenges facing ecosystems
- World cities – evolution or revolution?
- Development and globalisation
Students wishing to take A-Level Geography should ideally have studied the subject at G.C.S.E. and achieved a grade ‘B’ or above.
At the end of Year 12:
Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography - 2hr paper - 70% of AS mark, 35% of A2 mark
Unit 2: Geographical Skills - 1hr paper - 30% of AS mark, 15% of A2 mark
Unit 4A: Geography Fieldwork Investigation - 1hr 30min paper - 20% of A level mark
At the end of Year 13:
Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues - 2.5hr paper - 30% of A level mark
Geography students are the most employable! This is because if the diverse range of skills they develop. This subject can lead to a range of university courses both, B.A. and B.S.C. including Geography, Geology and Environmental science, as well as a huge variety of careers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas More High School for Boys directly.