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Geography A level at Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy

Course description

Exam Board

Edexcel 

Course content

Course Content

The specification content gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of physical and human geography, the complexity of people and environment.

Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards

Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change Option 2.1: Glaciated Landscapes and Change

Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change Option 2.2: Coastal Landscapes and Change

Topic 3: Globalisation

Topic 4: Shaping Places Option 4.1: Regenerating Places

Topic 4: Shaping Places Option  4.2: Diverse Places

Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

Topic 7: Climate Change Futures

Topic 8: Superpowers

Topic 9: Global Development and Connections Option 9.1: Health, Human Rights and Intervention

Topic 9: Global Development and Connections Option 9.2: Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

Coursework: Independent Investigation

Entry requirements

41.5+ APS

B in Geography GCSE

Assessment

80% Examination (spread over 3 exams) / 20% Coursework 

Paper 1: 2 hours 30% of the qualification 90 marks.

Paper 2: 2 hours 30% of the qualification 90 marks.

Paper 3: 1 hour and 45 minutes 20% of the qualification 60 marks.

 

Future opportunities

Geography is a facilitating subject.Facilitating subjects are the subjects most commonly required or preferred by universities to get on to a range of degree courses. They can help students keep their options open when choosing a degree and many of the top universities will ask you to have at least one A-level in a facilitating subject when you apply.

Careers in sustainability and green issues, urban regeneration, energy supply, retail location, managing the effects of hazards and climate change ; law, human rights, international relations or welfare

Further information

Useful course combinations

Sciences, Sociology, Philosophy & History

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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