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Geography A Level at Oldershaw Academy

Course description

The new AQA specification for Geography has been designed to increase the choice of units to be studied. It allows for natural progression from GCSE to GCE ensuring that there is development of content. Students will be given the opportunity to develop fieldwork skills and study geographical issues and impacts

Course content

The course consists of four units of study:

Unit 1: The study of core physical and human geography topics assessed by a 2 hour written examination.

Unit 2: A geographical skills paper based on the content of unit 1. Students will be assessed by a 1 hour written examination.

Unit 3: Is an issued based approach to contemporary geographical themes, including both physical and human geography. Students will be assessed by a 2½ hour written examination.

Unit 4: Provides a choice of either a Geographical Fieldwork investigation or a Geographical Issue Evaluation. For both options there will be a 1½ hour written examination.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Geography, English Language and Mathematics and good grades in other supporting subjects are likely to provide the best basis for success.

Future opportunities

Studying Geography at A-Level allows for progression to higher education and employment. Students will be given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills preparing them for life after school. Some of the careers people have been employed in through studying geography are: Environmental Officer, Lawyer, Estate Agent, Holiday Representative, Refugee and Asylum worker.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldershaw Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 September 2015
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