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Geography at Harris Westminster Sixth Form

Course description

Year 12 ContentThe AS course consists of two units. Units studied are;Unit 1: Global ChallengesGlobal Challenges, explores two compulsory topics that look at the ‘big issues’ that face us all: Topic 1: The World at Risk and Topic 2: Going Global.Unit 2: Geographical InvestigationsThe second unit, Geographical Investigations, brings together today’s rapid economic changes which are impacting unfairly on people across the globe. Students will study two topics Rebranding Places, which focuses on how we need to re-image and regenerate rural and urban areas, using appropriate strategies and the second topic entitled Crowded Coasts, which reveals how increasing development is testing our ability to manage these valued environments. There will be a compulsory residential fieldtrip as part of this unit.Year 13 ContentDuring Year 13 students study a further two units;Unit 3: Contested PlanetContested Planet, explores one physical and one human issue. The physical options give students the opportunity to explore how we might best manage some of the challenges we face from the natural world. The human option explores the changing relationship between rural and urban environments.Unit 4: Geographical ResearchIn the second unit studied at A2, Geographical Research, students select and study one topic from six to reflect their geographical interests. Options include Tectonic Activity and Hazards, Life on the Margins: The Food Supply Problems, and Pollution and Human Health at Risk.

Entry requirements

Subject specific entry requirements may apply but as a minimum you should provide 7 GCSEs grades A* - C. Please see our website for full admissions criteria. Students require grade B or above in Geography and English Language GCSE and a grade C or above in Maths GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Westminster Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years