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Geography A Level at East Sussex College

Course description

On this course you will study a qualification that enables you to engage critically with real world issues and places, apply your own geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to make sense of the world around you, and help prepare you to succeed in your chosen pathway. Units include, Consequences of Globalisation, Responses to Hazards, Water Insecurity and Climate Change. The course gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of physical and human geography, the complexity of people and environment questions and issues, and to become critical, reflective and independent learners.Paper 1:Tectonic Processes and HazardsLandscape Systems, Processes and ChangeThe Water Cycle and Water InsecurityThe Carbon Cycle and Energy SecurityClimate Change FuturesPaper 2: GlobalisationShaping PlacesSuperpowersGlobal Development and ConnectionsPaper 3:Synoptic paper based on a resource booklet that is available to students in advance of the examination. CourseworkThe student defines a question or issue for investigation, relating to the compulsory or optional content. The topic may relate to any aspect of geography contained within the specification. The investigation report will evidence independent analysis and evaluation of data, presentation of data findings and extended writing.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE Geography grade C/4 (if taken).

Assessment

Paper 1: Written examination: 2 hours 30% of the qualification.The examination will include short open, open response and resource-linked questions. Theexamination includes 10-mark and 15-mark extended writing questions.Paper 2: Written examination: 2 hours 30% of the qualification. The examination will include short open, open response and resource-linked questions. Theexamination includes 10-mark and 15-mark extended writing questions.Paper 3: Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 20% of the qualification.Coursework: Independent Investigation, non-examined assessment 20% of the qualification assessed by completion of report.

Future opportunities

Geography is a high-profile humanities subject, which shows a breadth of knowledge and can provide a pathway to a range of degree courses. It is seen as a 'facilitating' subject by Russell Group universities. Our students have gone on to study subjects including town planning, medicine, environmental planning, architecture and oceanography.

Further information

Geography is a subject that sits between the sciences and humanities and is therefore a particularly good choice for those students who wish to have a broad range of A levels.

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: 30 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 5902/011
  • Web url: goo.gl/CGwgTj

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