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Geography AS/A2 Level at ARK Globe Academy

Course description

Year One (AS)

Unit 1: Global Challenges

In this unit you will examine the meaning, causes, impacts and management of global challenges. The impact and limitations on human activity will then be explored in a decision-making context. How we can influence global challenges through our own lives. There are two compulsory topics that form this unit: The World at Risk and Going Global.

Unit 2: Geographical Investigation

This unit will provide you with an opportunity to undertake personal investigative fieldwork and gain an understanding of appropriate methodologies for primary and secondary research and of the potential limitations of geographical data. This module will also examine how physical and human issues influence lives and can be managed. There are two topics that will focus the research: Crowded Coasts and Rebranding Places.

Year Two (A2)

Unit 3: Contested Planet

This unit will identify a range of international issues, such as climatic change, deforestation and desertification. A systems approach based on cause and consequence will be followed. In particular the concepts of population change and resource consumption will be explored using both a theoretical and case study based approach. The unit will explore the prospects of a sustainable future.

Unit 4: Geographical Research

In this unit you will develop the ability to study with some degree of flexibility, accessing a wide range of secondary sources. The core of the topic is examining the problems of sustainable rural development.


Course content

See above

Entry requirements

B at GCSE in Geography and English Language.


Two exams in both Year 12 and Year 13.

Future opportunities

AS/A Level Geography can lead to a general or specific degree within Geography, depending on the level of specialisation required. It is also a useful base for study within social sciences and environmental sciences. The skills developed are highly valued by a range of employers and therefore applicable within most career settings.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years