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GEOGRAPHY delivered at St Thomas Aquinas School at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Course description

The Geography A level consists of 6 units spread across the Year 12 and 13 years. Fieldwork is a central part of the A level course and applies directly to the students’ performance on Component 3 which is a fieldwork investigation project (3000-4000 words) totalling 20% of the final grade.

Course content

YEAR 12 and YEAR 13 SUMMARY

Component 1 Physical Geography (worth 40%, 2 hr 30 exam)

• Water and Carbon Cycle

• Coastal Systems and Landscapes

• Hazards

Component 2 Human Geography (worth 40%, 2hr30 exam)

• Changing Places

• Contemporary Urban Environments

• Global Systems and Global Governance

Component 3 Geographical Fieldwork Investigation. Students will undertake a fieldwork study in year 12 and produce a fieldwork project on this (worth 20%, 3000-4000 words)

Entry requirements

You should have achieved an Average Point Score across all your GCSE subjects of 40+. It is desirable but not essential to have studied Geography at GCSE 5 grade minimum in English.

Future opportunities

Geography will provide you with a broad skill base making you attractive to many employers. You will develop a range of skills useful to the workplace through what is considered to be a strong academic subject. Many geographers end up in journalism, accounting, law, civil service, police, teaching, business management, marketing, advertising, environmental science/ management and the leisure and sport industry. Geography combines both the Arts and Sciences equipping students with a number of vital skills for work in the 21st century and making them highly employable

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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