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Geography at East Leake Academy

Course description

By taking geography you gain more than one qualification. Over the last few years we have developed the course to include AS level World Development without the need for extra lessons. This is possible because of the options we choose to study within the course. World Development results have been extremely good. In fact, in 2007, 2009 and 2011 we won the Good Schools Award for the best performance at the World Development AS in an English School. We will study the AQA Geography specification. At AS level this is made up of two modules:

Geography 1 covers both physical and human geography. Rivers and population are compulsory topics plus the options we choose (deserts and food supply). This is worth 15% of the AS Level. Module 2 assesses the skills developed within Geography such as fieldwork, report writing, data analysis and map work. Many of these are covered during our residential fieldtrip to Malham in the Autumn term of year 12. This is worth 15% of the AS level.

The year 13 Geography topics (A2) again cover both physical and human geography. The physical topics concentrate on tectonics, climate and the hazards we face. Human topics cover development and conflicts and challenges (such as conflict over water resources and the challenge of poverty reduction). This is examined in the Geography 3 paper and is worth 35% of the A2 level.

World Development requirements will be integrated into the human geography sections. Year 13 geography also includes preparation for an issues analysis examination. This will require an in-depth study of a specific topic chosen by the exam board using resources they provide a few weeks prior to the exam.

This is examined in the Geography 4b paper and is worth 15% of the A2 level.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths.

Grade C/B in Geography

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Leake Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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