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Geography at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

A sought after A level which incorporates a range of transferable skills and topics; ranging from the scientific nature of physical topics, through to the topical nature of human topics and culminating in hypothesis testing and primary data collection associated with fieldwork.  A fascinating subject which opens students eyes to the world and the interactions with humans that surrounds them.

Course content

What will I learn at A Level?

Component 1 - Physical Geography:

  • Section A:  Water and carbon cycles
  • Section B:  Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Section C:  Hazards

Component 2 - Human Geography:

  • Section A:  Global systems and global governance
  • Section B:  Changing places
  • Section C:  Contemporary urban environments

Component 3 - Geography Fieldwork:

  • Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field.  The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any party of the specification content.

Entry requirements

Level 5 or above in both Geography and English.

Assessment

How will I be assessed at A Level?

This qualification is linear which means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment as the end of the course.

  • Component 1:  2 hour 30 minute exam worth 40%
  • Component 2:  2 hour 30 minute exam worth 40%
  • Component 3:  An individual research project 3,000-4,000 words in length, worth 20%

Future opportunities

  • Cartographer
  • Commercial/Residential Surveyor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geographical Information Systems Officer
  • Planning and Development Surveyor
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Town Planner

It should be remembered that the skills in Geography are very transferable and would be welcomed by employers in any career path.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 30

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