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Geography AS A2 at Elizabeth Woodville School

Course description

‘Geography is an interesting subject which helps you to understand the issues that affect the way we live now and how human activity may shape the future of our planet’

Course content

Description of the courseA level geography studies the relationship of humans to the environment.  The course will cover physical and human geography and how environmental issues are managed. In Year 12, there are three units1)     Changing Landforms and their management - in this unit you will study rivers and coastal systems2)     Managing change in human environments – in this unit you will study both urban and rural areas3)     Environmental Investigation – for this unit you must carry out some fieldwork related to one of the topics on you’re AS course.  The fieldwork is enquiry-based and is all collected on a week’s fieldtrip to South Wales in the first term.  This is a coursework based unit. In Year 13, there are three additional units4)     Global Challenge – in this unit you will study weather and climatic change, ecosystems, population and the global economy5)     Researching global futures – in this unit you will study pollution and feeding the world’s people.  Half the marks awarded for this unit are based on a coursework research essay.6)     Synoptic Issue Analysis – in this unit you are expected to draw together all the ideas you have learnt in different places on the course.  This is a decision making paper.       The course will appeal to students who: -·       Have an interest in and concern for the environment·       Want to carry out practical research outdoors as well as in the classroom·       Want to keep their career options open – geography is an appropriate qualification for a wide range of higher education courses and employment opportunities

Future opportunities

Career PathsGeography AS or A2 complements many other subjects and exists as a bridge between the sciences and humanities giving you flexibility for entry into higher education.  It is also an excellent foundation for a wide range of career choices, which can include business and finance, scientific services, environmental planning and management, leisure and education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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