Geography AS & A Level at Richard Huish College
Geography is a subject which addresses global questions such as how you are affected by and how do you impact on levels of development in Sub-Saharan Africa? It will allow you to explore familiar areas in more depth and in a more analytical way, discover new topics and improve your understanding of the fragile relationship between people and the planet. It is not essential to have studied it at GCSE. You will find a friendly, hard-working atmosphere in class and teachers who are enthusiastic about their subject.
Students need an interest in all geographical issues, both the human and the physical. Glaciated landscapes, changing places, water and carbon cycles and global governance are covered and lead on to tectonic hazards, development in an African context and weather and climate. Naturally you will sharpen your skills of map reading, graphical and statistical interpretation and fieldwork planning and there is an opportunity to visit Iceland.
Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language
Examing Board: Eduquas
The subject will be linear from September 2016. Your A Level will have four components - three exams and a piece of coursework.
- Component 1: 30% of A Level. Written exam. 2 hours 15 minutes. Glaciated landscapes and changing places.
- Component 2: 30% of A Level. Written exam. 2 hours 15 minutes. Global systems (water and carbon cycles) and global governance (migration and global governance of oceans).
- Component 3: 20% of A Level. Written exam. 2 hours. Tectonic hazards, weather and climate and development in Africa.
- Component 4: Independent investigation. 3000 - 4000 words. 20% of A Level.
Trip to Iceland
Geography provides you with transferable knowledge and skills to progress to HE and a range of employment opportunities.
You can progress to university to study subjects such as Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Oceanography, Development and Teaching. Potential jobs include the Environment Agency, local and national government and renewable energy companies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.