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Geography AS/A2 Level at The Bulmershe School

Course description

What’s it about?  Engage with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time  Study the relationship between human populations with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global  Consider their own role in relation to themes and issues being studied and the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers  Compulsory dedicated fieldwork in both AS and A level.  This course will appeal to anyone with an interest in world issues.

Course content

AS level

Component 1: Physical geography and the people and the environment.

  • Section A: Water and carbon cycles.
  • Section B: Hazards.
  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 50% of AS.

Component 2: Human geography and geography fieldwork investigation.

  • Section A: Changing places.
  • Section B: Geography fieldwork investigation and geographical skills.
  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 50% of AS.

A level

Component 1: Physical geography.

  • Section A: Water and carbon cycles.
  • Section B: Coastal systems and landscapes..
  • Section C: Hazards.
  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • 40% of A-level.

Component 2: Human geography.

  • Section A: Global systems and global governance.
  • Section B: Changing places.
  • Section C: Population and the environment.
  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • 40% of A-level.

Component 3: Geographical investigation.

  • Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.
  • 3,000 - 4,000 words.
  • 35 marks.
  • 20% of A-level.
  • marked by teachers

 

Entry requirements

Students will need a Grade B in Geography at GCSE in addition to a grade C or above in Maths and English.

Assessment

Unit 1: Managing Physical Environments - Written exam counts for 50% of the total AS Level marks (25% of the total A Level marks).

Unit 2: Managing Change in Human Environments: - Written exam counts for 50% of the total AS Level marks (25% of the total A Level marks).

Unit 3: Global Issues - Written exam counts for 30% of the total A Level marks.

Unit 4: Geographical Skills - Written paper counts for 20% of the total A Level marks

Future opportunities

The Geography A level is a good balance between human and physical geography, which sets students up for the whole range of geography courses at university. Geography A level also allows students to get under the surface of some of the worlds current issues, giving them a balanced and holistic view unlike any other subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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