Geography AS/A2 Level at Northampton School for Boys
Should I do Geography AS/A Level?
YES, if you:
- Are interested in the use and management of resources
- Are interested in and concerned about the natural and built environments
- Are interested in current affairs and world problems such as natural hazards
- Enjoy a subject relevant to your own life and experiences
- Want opportunities to do practical work outdoors
- Enjoy travel and finding out about new places
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AS includes the following units:
- Global Challenges:
The meaning, causes, impacts and management of global challenges. This will include the study of natural hazards and climate change and also globalization, population and migration.
- Geographical Investigations:
A close look at how physical and human issues influence lives and can be managed. This will include one physical and one human topic.
A2 Level includes the following additional units:
- Contested Planet:
The use and management of resources. Topics to be studies include energy security, water conflicts, biodiversity under threat, superpower geographies, the development gap and the role of technology.
- Geographical Research:
Research in depth into a geographical topic:
Along with the minimum requirement of 5 GCSE passes at grade C and above, you will need a minimum grade B in Geography if you have studied it at GCSE and we will expect you to have a minimum grade B in English at GCSE Level.
There are termly assessments and internal examinations throughout the course. In addition, at the end of Year 12 you will sit two external papers:
Unit 1: Global Challenges, Written Examination
Final percentage 60% of AS
Unit 2: Geographical Investigations, Written Examination Final percentage 40% of AS
At the end of Year 13 you will sit two external papers:
Unit 3: Contested Planet, Written Examination
Final percentage 60% of A2Unit 4: Geographical, Written Examination
Final percentage 40% of A2
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton School for Boys directly.