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Geography A Level at Accord Sixth Form College (@ Ossett Academy)

Course description

This course addresses the more modern elements of geographical thinking and is rooted in researching and monitoring the events, patterns and phenomena affecting the world as we know it. Topics include glacial systems and landscapes, global systems and governance, geographical hazards and threats, plate tectonics, weather and climate, development and globalisation and contemporary conflict and change.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 in Maths and a 5 in English. A grade C if studied at GCSE

Assessment

Students will sit two written exams, each two and a half hours long and each worth 40% of the A Level (120 marks). In addition, students will complete an Individual Investigation of 3000-4000 words (60 marks, 20% of the A Level), which must include data collected in the field. This will be marked by teachers, moderated by AQA and completed towards the end of Year 12.

Future opportunities

With a broad range of topics, which address current global trends and significant environmental and global issues, this subject offers candidates an opportunity to develop a real understanding of global perspectives, decision-making and nature at large. This is useful for anyone interested in the sciences, politics, economics or even travel and tourism. Our fieldwork requires students to undertake real-life geographical research and will reward students with skills in presenting data and drawing logical, principled and scientific conclusions.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 September 2017
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    • A Warm and Welcoming Environment                              

      At Ossett we realise how important your learning environment is and how the facilities that we provide can help successfully support you in your studies.  Through Student Voice we have worked together to create a warm and welcoming Sixth Form Centre, which houses purpose-built classrooms and an Independent Learning Centre, where students also benefit from state-of-the-art ICT facilities, free Wi-Fi access.  We have also recently added a second Sixth Form study facility which provides additional space and ICT access for independent study.  The Lounge café and Post 16 Common Room provides a great place to eat, and comes complete with 2 large TV screens, network points and student lockers.  It’s the ideal place to meet with friends and take a break from your studies.

      The Independent Learning Centre and Post 16 iBase

      Housed within the Sixth Form Centre you will find the Independent Learning Centre, or ILC, which is heavily used throughout the day by all our Sixth Form students. Here you will find a range of paper-based and electronic resources which have been specifically selected by subject staff to help support you in your independent study. If you need help with subject specific references, producing a presentation or simply in need of a photocopy then our full-time Post-16 Learning Mentor is on hand throughout the day to ensure that you are fully supported in your access to important information. Whether you need time for quiet private study or maybe some group work, the ILC provides private study booths and communal areas to allow students to work in different ways. The ILC also provides fantastic ICT facilities, with a full ICT suite, free Wi-Fi access and netbook loan. All students have access to a dedicated careers' advisor who is available to help students make decisions about their future progression.  The facilities on offer in the ILC have recently been extended to iBase which is used exclusively by Post 16 students and offers study support for all students throughout the college day.

      In need of breakfast before your first lesson, a filling tasty lunch or maybe just a coffee at break time then you’ll find what you are looking for at The Lounge - our student centred café housed within the Sixth Form Centre. From subs to soup, pasta to pizzas we cater for all tastes, providing the foods that you like to eat at an affordable price.