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Geography AS and A Level at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith

Course description

This programme explores the subject in detail, covering areas such as physical geography, globalisation, health, human rights and energy security.

Course content

Paper 1 Physical Geography.
Section A Tectonic Processes and Hazards.
Section B Glaciated Landscapes and Change OR Coastal Landscapes and Change.
Section C Water Cycle and Water Insecurity. 
Section D Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
Paper 2 Human Geography
Section A Globalisation
Section B Regenerating Places OR Diverse Places
Section C Super Powers
Section D Health, Human Rights and Intervention OR Migration,
Identity and Sovereignty
Paper 3 Synoptic Paper
This is a synoptic assessment of geographical skills, knowledge and understanding. This will include the use of a pre-release booklet.
Course Work Independent Investigation
Each student will define a question or issue for investigation, relating to any aspect of the specification. Having done data collection they will write a report of 3000-
4000 words.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next January


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    • The school was founded by Royal Charter in 1564. It was formerly situated in the centre of Penrith near St. Andrew's Church, but moved to the new buildings on its present site in 1915. The main school was extended in 1937 and 1958. The Donald Fay Memorial Building consisting of four Technology rooms and two Information Technology rooms was completed by September 1995 and a new building providing six Science laboratories, four Mathematics rooms and another Technology room was opened in July 1998. In November 2001, the Peter Kremer Sports Hall and four English rooms were completed. Further building work in 2004, 2009 and 2014 has provided additional office space and four classrooms. The extensive playing fields are adjacent to the school.