Geography AS & A Level at NewVIc
Global issues including natural hazards, economic change, changing cities and coasts will be explored in this subject. You will analyse the interactions between people and their environments. This subject gives you the opportunity to develop your research and data analysis skills based on fieldwork investigations.
The AS-level course will focus on:
- natural hazards including earthquakes, hurricanes, river flooding and management
- population issues including migration and managing change in rural and urban areas
- crowded coasts and the impact of climate change
The second year of the course, leading to A-level will focus on:
- energy security, water conflicts and biodiversity
- research into life on the margins
- development issues of superpowers, the development gap and technology
- participate in debates and discussions
- analyse newspapers and relevant television programmes
- take part in group work
- go on field trips and attend conferences
Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5). It is recommended that you have a grade B in Geography.
In the first, AS year, you will be assessed by two written exams; the second will include some fieldwork questions.
In the second, A-level year, you will be assessed by two written exams and a 3,000 word written fieldwork investigation report.
Students will be required to contribute a small fee towards fieldwork trips.
The wide range of skills and the understanding of the modern world gained through the study of this facilitating subject will prepare geographers for entry into a variety of careers and degrees. These include Planning, Environmental Work, Media, Leisure and Tourism, Public Services, Business and Management.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.