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Geography A Level at Trinity School

Course description

Geography is a dynamic, engaging subject which goes far beyond (though still has a focus on!) where places are and what they are like. Geography links key ideas found in humanities and science subjects under the common umbrella of developing a deeper understanding of people and places, and the need to live in balance with an increasingly fragile and volatile environment – themes which are more important than ever in today’s world.

Course content

Paper 1 – Physical Systems 1¾ paper on:
- Glaciated Landscapes OR Landscapes OR Dry Environments
- Earth’s Life Support Systems – The Water Cycle, The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change
- Short structured questions based on knowledge and data response and skills

Paper 2 – Human Interactions 1¾ paper on:
- Changing Spaces, Making Places – Urbanisation and Re-development
- Global Connections – Trade, Globalisation, Migration and Power
- Short structured questions based on knowledge and data response and skill

Paper 3 – Geographical Debates 2½ hour paper on two of the following options:
- Climate Change, Disease, Oceans, Food Supply, Natural Hazards
- Short structured questions based on knowledge and data response, PLUS essay question

Paper 4 – Non-Exam Assessed Investigation
- Independent Investigation into any area of Geography on the specification
- 3,000–4,000 words; internally marked and externally moderated

Future opportunities

Apart from the numerous fieldwork opportunities in A-Level Geography (four trips over the two years, including a trip to Iceland!), Geography is all about gaining a wider understanding of the world outside the classroom. The practical, analytical approach which embodies Geography encompasses a wide range of skills and ways of learning which are highly sought after by both employers and universities alike. There are quite literally no limits to where Geography can take you in the future!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 September 2017

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