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Geography A Level at St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls

Course description

The course intends to develop skills from the study of the local environment as well as the wider physical and human environment. There is a greater focus on developing independent research and investigation skills with opportunities for ICT use. The Geography Department strives to ensure that pupils studying Geography will develop the following aspects to their learning:

  • To recognise the value of the subject within the work place.
  • To find geography a challenging and relevant subject that they may wish to continue its study at Ks4, Ks5 and higher education.
  • To appreciate and develop empathy with other cultures and people with differing values.
  • To help develop skills for the 21st Century workplace.

Course content

This is a two year course AS and A2 that follows the Edexcel specification.

1 Global Challenge 30% 12 2 Geographical Investigations 20% 12 3 Contested Planet 30% 13 4 Geographical Research 20% 13

Further information

The Department is committed to ensuring that students have an opportunity to experience field visits so as to enhance their learning and experience of the subject and to develop a practical appreciation of the subject.

KS3 – The Department is planning to provide opportunities for orienteering activities whereby students can apply map skills in a practical way as well as demonstrating team work. There may be opportunities for students to visit either a coastal area or a river to see how natural processes are at a work.

KS4 – The Department is planning for students to visit the Olympic site in Stratford, East Lonodn to assess the impacts of urban regeneration in the area as part of their controlled assessment.

KS5 – Student regularly visit Epping Forest where they carry out a range of survey work to assess the potential risk of flooding in the locality.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2017
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