Geography A Level at Twyford CofE High School
This course is aimed at:
Anyone with an interest in the changing world around them and a desire to develop their own values towards contemporary issues and challenges affecting the world today.
People wiht enquiring minds who enjoy a challenge
Those who have enjoyed previous fieldwork opportunities and want to discover more.
Those who seek an opportunity to develop a wide range of tranferable skills
Student who enjoy Geography at GCSE
In Year 12 the course is divided into 2 components. Component 1 encompasses physical Geography with topics like water and carbon cycles and coastal landscapes and systems. Human Geography is then studied through hazards or contemporary urban environments. The second component focuses on human geography through looking at changing places as well as considering geographical fieldwork investigation and skills. The Year 12course will include a compulsory fieldwork trip, which is likely to be residential. It is vital that all students are aware of this when signing up for the course.
In Year 13 the course is also divided into 3 components. Geographical Component 1 is Physical Geography. This includes water and carbon cycles, coastal systems and Ecosystems. Component 2 covers global systems and governance, changing places and contemporary urban environments.
The third component is an individual investigation based on further fieldwork from what was done in Year 12, making at least four full days over the two year course. This will be an independent piece of work and is assessed via a 3000-4000 word report. The A level course includes 4 full days of fieldwork, which is likely to be residential. This fieldwork is compulsory. It is vital that students are aware of this when choosing this course.
Geography is a well regarded subject for an extremely wide range of university courses because of the wide variety of academic skills that students learn. It also equips you with a huge variety of skills applicable to a vast range of careers, ranging from Management Consultancy, Finance and Engineering Law and Business.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twyford CofE High School directly.