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A Level Geography at Northfleet School for Girls

Course description

The course gives you the
opportunity to study 9 different
elements of geography that are
relevant to life today. You will cover
a range of both physical and human
elements to build upon the basics
covered at GCSE but with a greater
understanding of why.
Physical Geographical topics
include: Tectonic Processes and
Hazards; Coastal Landscapes and
Change; The Water Cycle and Water
Insecurity; The Carbon Cycle and
Energy Security.
Human Geographical topics
include: Globalisation; Regenerating
Places; Superpowers; Migration,
Identity and Sovereignty.
You will also be given the
opportunity to develop geographical
enquiry skills through your own
individual enquiry project on a
geographical topic of your choice.
Fieldwork is an integral part of
Geography learning and there will
be options to carry out a range of
different fieldwork techniques as
part of your learning in the above
topics.
(A level content, for AS level you
will study half of the topics)
 
Students should be inquisitive into how the world
interacts and develops over
time. It will suit a student who is
interested in learning about places
in both the UK and the world, and
understanding the concepts and
processes that lead to the identity
of a place. It will also suit a student
who is passionate about learning
outside of the classroom as much as
inside, both through fieldwork and
through reading around the subject
in the news and other similar media.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 at GCSE Geography

Assessment

There are 3 written exams and an
individual project to complete.
Paper 1 – Dynamic Landscapes and
Physical Systems and Sustainability.
Paper 2 – Dynamic Places and
Human Systems and Geopolitics.
Paper 3 – Synoptic Themes Paper.
Coursework – Independent
Investigation. This is a project
worth 60 marks and 20% of the
qualification. It will be your own
investigation from the issue you
choose to investigate through to
carrying out the investigation.
Fieldwork will be required for
this project to be carried out
successfully. The final report
should be between 3000-4000
words.

Future opportunities

Degrees in engineering,
astronomy, astrophysics,
aeronautics, physics,
environmental science, geology,
biodiversity and many more.
Careers in engineering,
meteorology, climatologist,
teaching, electricity production,
ecologist and many more.

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: 15 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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