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Geography AS Level at Ilkley Grammar School

Course description

The aims of the chosen syllabus are for students to acquire knowledge and understanding of physical and human processes and their interactions through the study of places and environments. The specification also demands that students should acquire and apply skills necessary for the pursuit of Geography. In addition it is hoped that the dynamic nature of Geography and the relationship between different aspects of the subject will be appreciated. Hopefully students will be able to clarify and develop their own values and attitudes in relation to issues studied and acquire a deeper understanding of the relationships between people and their environment.

Course content

Coastal Systems & Landscapes
Changing Places
Geographical Fieldwork and Skills

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for Post-16: 5 grade 4/C at GCSE, preferably including English and Maths. Specific entry requirements: Grade 4 in geography and Maths.


Component 1: Coastal Systems and Hazards
1hr 30mins, 80 marks, 50% of AS

Component 2: Global Systems & Global Governance and Geographical Fieldwork & Skills
1hr 30mins, 80 marks, 50% of AS

For both AS and A2; Questions are a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and long answer (max 20 marks)

Future opportunities

In the longer term, studying Geography opens up a wide range of careers. Geography is a broad based academic subject which is well respected by employers. Geography students and graduates have one of the highest rates of graduate employment.
Geographers enter a very wide range of career areas and put simply there is no such thing as a geography job, there are jobs that geographers do. Studying Geography provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning.

Careers in Geography can include jobs in a variety of sectors;
Travel, leisure and culture – for example Travel agent or TV researcher.
Environment and sustainability – for example Environmental engineer or Landscape
The business world – for example Transport/logistics manager or Management consultant.
Development and global issues – for example Aid worker or Diplomat.
Settlement – for example urban regeneration officer or Town planner.
Society – for example Teacher or Market research analyst.
Physical systems – for example Hazard prediction and management, Meteorologists or Flood protection manager.
Geographical techniques – for example work with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or Surveyor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilkley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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