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Geography AS level at Edgbarrow School

Course description

** We are currently considering whether to run both the AS and A level course or just the A Level course. **

The course enables students to develop an understanding of the functioning of natural and human systems, and to be aware that there are issues and problems affecting these on a variety of levels.  Fieldwork is an important aspect of the course as it helps to develop both the individual and the group.  All students will be expected to participate 4 days of work in the field which will be used to write up their course work.  A trip to Iceland is also to be offered

Course content

Lessons are varied and include opportunities for both group work and independent learning.  Knowledge of current geographical events is essential.  The course allows students to develop skills in problem solving and analysis.

Component 1: Physical geography and people and the environment

Section A: Coastal systems and landscapes

Section B: Hazards

•  Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes; • 80 marks; • 50% of AS

Component 2: Human geography and geography fieldwork investigation

Section A: Changing places

Section B: Geography fieldwork investigation and geographical skills

•  Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes; • 80 marks; • 50% of AS

Entry requirements

GCSE Geography at grade B or above.  If you wish to do the A Level without sitting Geography GCSE this is permissible as long as you have achieved a grade B or above in Additional Science or a Triple Science.

Future opportunities

There are many careers open to students with a Geography A Level, and many go on to study at university.  In the past students have gone into jobs in teaching, planning, landscape architecture, pathology, law, biological sciences, chemistry and many others.  Geography combines well with both sciences and arts subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September