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Geography AS level at Shoeburyness High School

Course description

Skills and Activities

  • Field work – local and abroad – An environmental enquiry. The course includes the opportunity to take part in a short residential field visit to Dorset for unit 2. The course provides you with a good skills base and knowledge of worldwide problems linking too many of the current political issues surrounding the modern world.
  • On-line homework and private study activities
  • Teacher led discussions with support from interactive whiteboard and new texts
  • Debates on current environmental issues
  • Essay and report writing skills
  • Self and peer assessments

Course content

Unit 1 – Dynamic landscapes and Sustainability

Units include Tectonic Processes and Hazards, the Water Cycle and Water Security, the Carbon Cycle and Energy Security. Students choose Glaciation or Coastal landscapes and change.

Unit 2 – Dynamic places and Geo-Politics

Units include Globalisation and Superpowers. Students choose between Regenerating Places and Diverse places. Students answer one of Health, Human Rights and Intervention or Migration, Identity and Sovereignty.

Entry requirements

GCSE English, Maths and Science passes at A*-C. Ideally Geography GCSE and one other GCSE subject at A*-C grade.

Assessment

What’s in the exam?

Unit 1 – Dynamic Landscapes – 30% of the qualification. 2 hour examination. Students answer all questions on tectonic processes and hazards, the water cycle and water security, the Carbon Cycle and energy Security. Students choose glaciation or coastal landscapes and change. The examination includes 10-mark and 15-mark extended writing questions.

Unit 2 – Dynamic Places – 30% of the qualification. 2 hour examination. Students answer all questions on Globalisation and Superpowers. Students choose between Regenerating Places and Diverse places. Students answer one of Health, human rights and intervention or Migration, identity and Sovereignty. The examination includes 10-mark and 15-mark extended writing questions.

Future opportunities

Geography A2 Course which would then give you a good basis for any Geography degree course. There are many other Environmental and Land based degrees that require a good knowledge of Geography. Other courses or jobs in banking, economics, media and politics welcome Geographers because of the skills they have.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shoeburyness High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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