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Geography A Level at The Broxbourne School

Course description

Year 12 AS course
This unit poses questions which seek to explore the meaning, causes and impacts of a number of headline global issues. It
gives students the opportunity to evaluate existing attempts to manage the problems they bring and challenges us to find
solutions for the 21st century. Whilst its scale is global it is important that students can relate these issues to their own
situations, becoming aware that they too can have a say in and play a part in meeting these Global Challenges.
There are two compulsory topics that look at some of the ‘big issues’ which face us all:
 World at Risk
This includes an introduction to a range of global natural hazards which threaten some areas of the world more than
others and then focuses on climate change and global warming, seen by many as our greatest environmental
 Going Global
Bringing together today’s rapid economic changes which are impacting unfairly on people across the globe, and the
related international issues of population change and migration.
Geographical Investigations
 Physical Topic – Crowded Coasts reveals how increasing development is testing our ability to manage these
valued environments.
 Human Topic - Rebranding Places focuses on how we need to reimage and regenerate rural and urban places,
using appropriate strategies.
Year 13 A-level course
 Contested Planet
Students study broad global issues and assess ways in which they can be managed e.g. overpopulation, energy
resources and poverty.
 Geographical Research
An in-depth study of tectonic activity

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to The Broxbourne School Sixth Form are based on both the average KS4 points achieved in the summer of year 11 and specific grades gained in subjects relevant to those that they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form. Students are expected to take four AS subjects and AS General Studies in Year 12 and should have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study.
To enter the Sixth Form to study 4 or 5 AS / A-level courses students should have achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths, must have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study and
• gained an average points score of 43 points or more and,
• achieved the entry grade B in the GCSE subject they wish to study at AS / A-level or in the case of subjects not taken at GCSE the entry grade in related subjects
• achieve at least an A in GCSE Maths to take AS level Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Broxbourne School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

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