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Geography AS/A Level at Idsall School

Course description

Paper 1 – Dynamic Landscapes 30% of A Level
90 marks
Tectonics
Coastal landscapes
Minimum of 2 day’s physical geography fieldwork
Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity

Paper 2 – Dynamic Places 30% of A Level
90 marks
Globalisation
Shaping Places: Regeneration of urban and rural areas
Minimum of 2 days of human geography fieldwork in Liverpool and rural Shropshire
Superpowers
Global Development and Connections: Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

Paper 3 – Contested Planet 20% of A Level
Synoptic investigation of a geographical issue

Paper 4 – Independent Investigation 20% of A Level
3000-4000 words
60 marks split us as follows: Purpose of Investigation (12),
Methodologies (10), Data Representation (20), Conclusion and Evaluation (18).

Fieldwork
There are now a minimum of 6 days’ fieldwork in A Level over the 2 years. Optional study tours in the past 5 years have gone to China, Morocco and Iceland. Costa Rica is also on the cards in 2018!

Entry requirements

Apart from the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form you are expected to achieve at least a grade B in Geography and a grade 5 in Maths.

Future opportunities

Geography is a stepping stone for a whole range of degree courses from pure Geography to Geology, Biology, Landscape Management, Environmental Science, Economic and Business related courses, Planning, Tourism and Leisure, Sports or Events Management, PR and Human Resources and so on. The scope is endless. If it’s employment you’re after, then employers look favourably on an A level in Geography because of the range of skills you have developed.

There are so many choices for which A level Geography is a valuable qualification.

Further information

If you would like further information on any aspect of A Level Geography, then please contact Mrs. J. Walker (Head of Humanities) - jlwalker@idsall.shropshire.sch.uk.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 November 2016

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