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Geography A Level at Grace Academy

Course description

2 Year A- Level Course

A Level Geography provides learners with the exciting opportunity to study the world around them. Students will study both the physical world and how humans interact with this. There will also be opportunities to complete fieldwork outside of the classroom, to provide practical, ‘hands on’ opportunities to extend classroom learning.

You will:

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.

Course content

Investigation of rivers, floods and management, changing population as core components. Geographical skills of cartography, ICT and statistical analysis and investigative practices.

Progression to the AS element of the course, students who elect to continue on to A2 will progress to Geographical Issues which introduces a series of relevant, current issues in the world today and allows students to investigate these and surmise possible solutions. Finally students will focus on their favoured method of coursework (fieldwork or contemporary analysis) to complete a series of seen examination situation questions.

Modules Year 1

Unit 1 Physical & Human Geography – Worth 70% of AS, 2 hour written exam

Unit 2 Geographical Skills – Worth 30% of AS, 1 hour written exam

Year 2

Unit 3 Contemporary Geography – Worth 30% of A-Level, 2.5 hour written exam

Unit 4 EITHER Geography Fieldwork Investigation OR Geographical Issue Exam – Worth 20% of A-Level, 1.5 hour exam based on pre-completed investigation and research.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C or above in Geography and English.


Included in Modules above.

Future opportunities

Students completing this course would be eligible to study geography at university, which could lead to potential future careers in land surveying, town planning, teaching, cartography and many more. Possibilities to study abroad in future are plentiful, looking into the world around us and why certain features have impacted on population development and how this impacts on the future of the human race.

Further information

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful. You will need to monitor your own progress. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve. We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grace Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016
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