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Geography A Level at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Course description

This contemporary course is designed to engage with the relationships of human populations to each other over space and time and their relationship with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global. The subject content follows an issues and impacts approach. It is designed to allow progression through the course and beyond to link with the demands of higher level study.

 

Course content

Component Outline

A-Level

Component 1: Physical Geography

Water and carbon cycles; Coastal systems and landscapes and

either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress or Cold environments

40%

 

Component 2: Human Geography

Global systems and global governance; Changing places and

either Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security

40%

 

Component 3: Fieldwork investigation

Students complete an individual investigation which includes data collected in the field. The investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content. It should be 3,000 to 4,000 words.

20%

 

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in Geography is desirable, however, many students have studied the subject successfully with little previous knowledge

Assessment

Component Outline

A-Level

Component 1: Physical Geography

Water and carbon cycles; Coastal systems and landscapes and

either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress or Cold environments

40%

 

Component 2: Human Geography

Global systems and global governance; Changing places and

either Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security

40%

 

Component 3: Fieldwork investigation

Students complete an individual investigation which includes data collected in the field. The investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content. It should be 3,000 to 4,000 words.

20%

 

Financial information

Please be aware that the residential fieldwork trip is an integral part of the course and is the only opportunity to cover the necessary skills for section of paper 1 and the second half of paper 2, therefore there is a monetary commitment to taking this course.

Future opportunities

  • The course content incorporates examples of careers in all of its components, from river management to urban planning. The human interaction with the world around us is central to Geography and raises awareness of the possibilities and consequences of living on our planet.
  • Field work trips bring students in touch with people at work in the environmental management sector as well as urban planning.
  • The wide variety of skills taught in Geography equips students with transferrable skills that are relevant to many careers.

 

Further information

If you need further information about this course please contact our Sixth Form Admissions office at sixthformadmissions@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2018
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