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A Level Geography

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AS25
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This two year course is an exciting exploration of a dynamic and interconnected world. Students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of human and physical geographies and develop investigative and analytical skills.  

  Students will have two fieldwork opportunities, including a residential visit to the Peak District where they will collect, analyse and present geographical data in preparation for the independent investigation. This includes a study of river and rural landscapes.  


Details

In Y12 you will study:

• Physical Geography: Water, systems and landscapes 

• Human Geography: Changing places

• People and the Environment: Hazards

• Geography fieldwork investigation and skills

In Y13 you will study:

• Physical Geography: Water and carbon cycles

• Contemporary Urban Environments 

• Independent investigation (NEA)

How will it be delivered?

Both course content and fieldwork skills will be assessed.

Two separate examinations of 2.5 hours.

Geographical investigation: to be completed from two separate fieldwork activities. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content. 3000 – 4000 words.

 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in Geography, 5 in English Language and 5 in Mathematics

Your next steps...

Students develop skills in applying knowledge; analysing different types of data; approaches to enquiry; recording and presenting evidence; and description, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of evidence.

The course lays the foundation for further study in a wide variety of areas. In higher education, Geography A Level is often considered a facilitating subject, and can support the application for degrees in science, social sciences and the arts. Possible careers include: journalism, cartography, environmental consultancy, civil service, charity sector, management,  


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