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Geography at Marlwood School

Course description

Geography at AS and A level is a challenging and exciting subject which develops many of the skills needed by other subjects, employers and higher education institutions. Data analysis, problem solving, graphical, literacy and fieldwork skills are just a few of the abilities you will develop throughout the course. The topics covered will include:
AS LEVEL (Year 1)

  • Rivers, floods and management
  • Population change
  • Hot desert environments or coasts
  • Energy issues
A LEVEL (Year 2)
  • Climate hazards
  • World cities
  • Plate tectonics and associated hazards.

There will be local fieldwork and a foreign visit available in Year 13. In 2014, this will be to Sorrento in Italy. We also attend local conferences with other schools. For example, a day about sustainable living at UWE took place in 2013. Day field trips to Cabot’s circus, Bristol’s inner city and Forest of Dean have also taken place.

Entry requirements

A grade C or above in Geography GCSE, though we will welcome students who have not taken GCSE if they have a good range of grades in other subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years