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Geography AS/A2 level at Huish Episcopi Science College

Course description

The Edexcel AS and A2 level in Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). It actively engages students, challenges their views of the world and encourages them to explore key local and global issues. It is an issues based qualification and it offers an enquiry based approach that encourages students to research and ask searching questions.

Course content

AS
Unit 1: Global Challenges; Going Global, World at Risk (exam 1 hour 30 mins) 60%.
Unit 2: Geographical Investigations; Crowded Coasts; Rebranding Places (exam 1 hour) 40%.


A2
Unit 3: Contested Planet, Energy Security, Water Conflicts, Biodiversity Under Threat, Superpower Geographies, Bridging the Development Gap, The Technological Fix (exam 2 hours 30 mins) 60%.
Unit 4: Geographical Research, Tectonic Activity and Hazards, Cold Environments, Landscapes and Change, Life on the Margins, The Food Supply Problem, The World of Cultural Diversity, Pollution and Human Health at Risk, Consuming the Rural Landscape, Leisure and Tourism (exam 1 hour 30 mins) 40%.

Entry requirements

It is expected that students will have achieved a B grade in Geography at GCSE level. However in exceptional circumstances other grades may be considered.

Assessment

Exams and fieldwork.

Future opportunities

If you have enjoyed your Geography AS and A2 level, the next logical step is to consider taking a Geography related degree course at university, there a wide range of such degrees available. Beyond university the potential areas of employment are many and varied. Here are just a few possibilities: Conservation Worker, Recycling Officer, Forestry Manager, Environmental Consultant, Hazard Management, Coastal Engineer, Earth Scientist, Climate Consultant and Urban Planning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Huish Episcopi Science College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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