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Geography A Level at Malton School

Course description

The course involves the study of change in both physical and human environments as well as how people interact within these. There is a minimum requirement of 4 days field work over the two years which will be assessed through external examinations.

We follow the new Edexcel AS and A Level courses which although are separate qualifications are similar in content.

The topics covered at AS level include:

Tectonic Processes and Hazards – Tectonic processes, a study of the causes of tectonic hazards, the impact of tectonic activity on people, and responses to tectonic hazards.

Landscape Systems, Processes and Change – An integrated study of processes, landforms and landscapes. A study of one Coastal Landscape System and the physical and human processes influencing change over time and space.

Globalisation – A study of globalisation, its causes and consequences for different people and places.

Regenerating Places – A study of how and why places are shaped and changed, the meanings and identities attached to different places and the consequences for different people.

At A Level the topics include all of the above plus:

The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity – Water cycle, human and natural factors that impact on water cycling, consequences for water security and future water conflicts.

The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security – Carbon cycle, human and natural factors impacting on carbon cycling, the consequences for ecosystems and management strategies.

Superpowers – Superpowers, the reasons for shifting economic and political power, the impacts of superpowers, influence of superpowers in governing the global commons.

Global Development and Connections – Health, Human Rights and Intervention

Entry requirements

Previous study of Geography at GCSE level is highly desirable. Success in GCSE Geography or GCSE Humanities to at least at grade B, would be a good indicator of suitability for the course.

Future opportunities

Geography is regarded highly by the Russel University Group as a facilitating subject.

The practical skills of investigating, analysis, the use of statistical methods, interpretation, report writing and making presentations are transferable key skills which are highly sought after by prospective employers.

One aspect of Geography that students find appealing is the range of opportunities available to those with an A-level in Geography. For example, some recent former students are working as landscape architect; estate manager; surveyor; transport manager; marketing officer; teacher; farmer; lecturer; archivist; museum director; army officer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 February 2017

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