Geography A level at Carnforth High School
Year 12 (AS level and first year of A level):
- Tectonic Processes and Hazards
- Glacial Landscapes and Change
- Shaping and Regenerating Places
- The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
- The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
- Climate Change Futures
- Global Superpowers
- Global Development and Connections
5 A*-Cs at GCSE
You will require a GCSE in English, Maths and Science at grade C or above to study Geography as well as a GCSE in Geography at grade B and above.
2 papers each contribute 50% to the AS qualification
Unit 1 includes an 80 mark question paper over 1 hour 30 minutes. It will combine a mixture of short source based questions and extended questions on physical geography.
Unit 2 also includes an 80 mark question paper over 1 hour 30 minutes. It will also combine a mixture of short source based questions and extended questions on human geography.
Paper 1 will assess unit 1 and unit 2 content over 90 minutes. The test is worth 90 marks and contributes 30% towards the overall A Level grade.
Paper 2 will assess unit 3 and unit 4 content over 90 minutes. The test is worth 90 marks and contributes 30% towards the overall A Level grade.
Paper 3 will assess all the areas covered from a synoptic viewpoint examining the students’ awareness of links between Human and Physical Geography. It will also test skills including map reading and a range of Maths based tasks. It is 105 minutes long, is worth 60 marks and contributes 20% towards the overall A Level grade.
Textbooks, revision booklets and a contribution towards fieldwork expenses will be required.
Geography provides you with many transferrable skills to move onto a wide range of university courses or employment oppor-tunities. Geography is an ideal partner to a wide variety of courses from both the Sciences and the Arts, which means Geography has a unique position in bridging the subjects and can lead towards a wide range of careers.
For example, a Geography qualification can lead to courses in Science, Engineering, Psychology, Environmental Science, Oceanography, Geology, ICT, Business, Law, Media, Politics and Philosophy, Travel and Tourism, Accounting, Journalism, Public Services, Town Planning, Sociology, and of course, Geography.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carnforth High School directly.