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Geography – A level at Hitchin Girls School

Course description

For the first AS Unit, Physical and Human Geography,
you will study a selection from the following: Physical:
Rivers, Floods & Management; Cold Environments;
Coastal Environments; and Hot Desert Environments
& their Margins. Human: Global Population Change;
Energy Issues; Food Supply Issues; and Health Issues.
The second AS Unit, Applied Geography, involves
geographical skills with an emphasis on fieldwork
undertaken through a residential course to the Lake
District (HBS) or Snowdonia (HGS).
At A2, the first unit, Contemporary Geographical
Issues, involves studying a selection from the
following: Physical: Plate Tectonics & Associated
Hazards; Weather & Climate & Associated Hazards:
and Challenges Facing Ecosystems. Human: World
Cities; Contemporary Conflicts & Challenges; and
Development & Globalisation. The final A2 unit will be
either a Geographical Issue Evaluation, that changes
topic with each exam entry or a Geographic Fieldwork Investigation.
All units will be assessed by written examination. Option choices for Units
1, 3 & 4 will be determined by each delivering institution.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 November 2014
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Key information

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

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