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Geography at Heston Community School

Course description

Physical Geography / Human Geography / Independent Investigation

Course content

Physical Geography

Students will cover the following topics: water and carbon cycles, hazards and coastal systems and landscapes.

Human Geography Students will cover the following topics: global systems and governance, changing places, population and the environment. 

Independent Investigation

This will incorporate a significant element of fieldwork, 4 days over the two year period. The investigation may be based on either human or physical aspects of geography, or a combination of both. It is important that students work on their own individual title that demonstrating their knowledge, skills and understanding. It will be 3000- 4000 words in length. The new Alevel includes significantly more statistical analysis than before. Therefore students will be required to be competent mathematicians.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a Grade 5 in English and Mathematics and an Attainment 8 GCSE score of 46 in the remaining subjects. In addition to this minimum entry requirement, it is preferable for students to have achieved at least GCSE Grade 6 in any subject that they intend to study at A level.  Where courses are oversubscribed, students’ Attainment 8 GCSE score, English and Mathematics grades will be used to allocate places.


Duration:   2 Years    Board:   AQA (7037)  Assessment: Examination & Independent 

Future opportunities

Commerce, Industry and Further Education. The subject is increasingly being recognised for its versatility by many universities. The scope of job opportunities this Course provides for includes Medicine, Law and Accountancy

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, ask your Careers Adviser or get in contact with us.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 November 2017
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