The A-Level Geography course gives students a detailed understanding of both physical and human geography. The course looks at issues such as Hazard Management, Global Warming, Globalisation and Urbanisation. It makes use of comprehensive case studies to provide real world examples of issues and their solutions. A-Level Geography is a linear course: students will complete three components at the end of their two years of study.
Paper 1 covers Physical Geography, students will study:
- The Water and Carbon Cycles
- Hot Desert Systems and Landscapes
- Coastal Systems and Landscapes
- Ecosystems under Stress
Paper 1 is assessed through a written exam lasting two hours and 30 mins worth 40% of the A-Level.
Paper 2 covers Human Geography, students will study:
- Global Systems and Global Governance
- Changing Places
- Contemporary Urban Environments
- Population and the Environment
- Resource Security
Paper 2 is assessed through a written exam lasting two hours and 30 mins worth 40% of the A-Level.
Paper 3 is an individual piece of coursework, 3000-4000 words in length, which is worth 20% of the final marks. The majority of A-Level students will progress onto a Higher Education Degree at University. The exam board is AQA.
Suitability - Who should attend?
You must have achieved at least five GCSE at grades A*-C / 9-5, which must include GCSE English Language at a minimum of grade 5; GCSE Maths at a minimum of grade 5 and GCSE Geography at a minimum of grade 5. Your average GCSE score must be a minimum of 5.0. You would be expected to have a satisfactory reference from your last school.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
GCE A Level or equivalent
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