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Geography at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

Students will study an issues-based approach to studying Geography, enabling students to explore and evaluate contemporary geographical questions and challenges facing the world today.  Over the duration of the A Level Geography course students will develop an in-depth understanding of physical and human Geography, the complexity of people and environmental questions and issues, and to become critical, reflective and independent learners.


Course content

The course consists of four compulsory elements, including three examinations: Physical paper, Human paper, Synoptic paper.  Students also complete an Independent Investigation (coursework) - students will be required to attend a minimum of four days of fieldwork, which will support geographical understanding in both human and physical geography. A 3000 – 4000 word investigation report 
will be produced.  Key issues include:  the local and global impacts of globalisation,
responses to hazards, managing water insecurity and climate change.  Students will be required to read widely and undertake independent research.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements to study Level 3 qualifications at Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 or above in both English (Language or Literature) and Maths and in 3 other GCSE subject plus an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Subject Specific Criteria:

Grade 4 or above in GCSE Geography on the Higher Paper. An APS of 4.25 or above is required.

Future opportunities

Geography can take you anywhere! There are many University courses available. From Accountancy, Travel, Conservation, Ecology, Geology, Management, European Studies, Retail and Management, the list is endless!
You can of course study a variety of Human and/or Physical Geography courses too!

Further information

Links with other courses

Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Environmental Conservation, History, Media, Travel and Tourism, PE, Drama, ICT, Health and Social Care, RS, Languages.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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