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Geography AS and A Level *Fees Payable* at St Christopher School

Course description

Geography is a dynamic subject that has to keep changing as the world around us keeps changing.  Now, more than ever, it is essential that we understand how humans interact with the natural environment if we are to protect the world from irreversible damage and give all inhabitants of the earth a high quality of life.  Some of the questions that this course will help you to answer are:

  • How rebranding can  help change the image of large cities
  • Why coastal resorts have changed over time?
  • How can we minimise the impact of sea level change?

Course content

AS Level Geography (Edexcel-Pearson specification 8GE0)

Topic 1:Tectonic Processes and Hazards

Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and change 

Topic 3: Globalisation

Topic 4 Shaping Places

A Level Geography (Edexcel-Pearson specification 9GE0)

Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and landscape

Topic 2:Landscape Systems, Processes & Change

Topic 5: The Water Cycle & Water Insecurity

Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle & Energy Security

Topic 7: Climate Change Futures

Topic 3: Globalisation

Topic 4: Shaping Places

Topic 8: Superpowers

Topic 9: Global Development & Connections

 

This paper contains three synoptic themes

·         Players

·         Attitudes and Actions

·         Futures and Uncertainties

The synoptic questions will be based on a geographical issue

 

Coursework/Investigation

The student defines a question or issue for investigation, relating to the compulsory or optional content. The topic may relate to any aspect of geography contained within the specification.

The student’s investigation will incorporate fieldwork data, own research, and use of secondary data

 

Entry requirements

It is not essential to have studied Geography at GCSE – you will develop these skills during the Sixth Form, but an enthusiasm for the subject is essential.

During the two-year course, you will develop the ability to:

  • analyse information in the form of maps, photos, articles and statistics
  • consider all viewpoints on geographical issues
  • empathise with people from other communities
  • present data in a variety of formats
  • present well-structured, reasoned arguments

Assessment

You will be taught by two subject specialists who divide the course between them into Physical and Human Geography.

Lessons will involve a range of learning styles, including fieldwork, decision-making exercises, geographical enquiry, note-taking, case studies, statistical analysis, watching videos and self-directed study.  You will be set one written assignment per week by each teacher, but will be expected to supplement this with your own background research.

Financial information

Fees will be payable for this course. Further details regarding scholarships, bursaries and exact fees are available on the website.

Future opportunities

Geography combines elements of both Sciences and Arts, so is an ideal preparation for any degree course.

It can lead particularly well into employment in the following areas:

Travel and Tourism, Environmental Management, Meteorology, Town & Country Planning, Teaching, Geological and Oil Research, Hydrological Engineering, Land Management, Forestry, Logistics.

Geographers are also a very employable group, owing to the broad range of research and analytical skills which they develop throughout the course.

Further information

Please be aware that St Chris Sixth Form is a fee-paying independent provider.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Christopher School directly.

Last updated date: 05 January 2016
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