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Geography A-Level at Kenton School

Course description

There are 4 units; two at AS and two at A2

Course content

Geography stimulates an interest and a sense of wonder about people, places and the environment. Studying this in detail at A Level helps pupils to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world.

AS Unit 1 - Physical and Human Geography.

AS Unit 2 - Geographical Skills Paper supported by a residential fieldtrip to the Lake District.

 

A2 Unit 3 - Contemporary Geographical Issues. 

A2 Unit 4B - Geographical Issues. 

Entry requirements

A minimum grade C at GCSE Geography preferablyfrom taking the higher papers, students who do nothave Geography at GCSE may be considered.

Assessment

Syllabus/Exam Board/Level

AQA

 

AS – 2 examinations

Unit 1 – 35% of A Level.

Unit 2 – 15% of A Level.

 

A2 – 2 examinations

Unit 3 – 30% of A Level.

Unit 4 – 20% of A Level.

Future opportunities

Through studying complex ‘real world’ issues Geography requires pupils to be flexible and adaptable; having the confidence to deal with the unexpected. Students with AS or A Level Geography learn and use a variety of transferable skills that are in great demand by employers and universities alike. Geography supports university applications for almost any science-based course and an equally wide range of Humanities courses such as Media, Politics, Law and Philosophy. Business, ICT, Travel and Tourism and Health and Social Care also combine well with the subject providing a large array of future career opportunities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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