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.
Course Content In Year 12:
• Physical Geography: Hazards, Water and Carbon Cycles
• Human Geography: Changing Places
• Geography Fieldwork Investigation and Skills
In Year 13:
• Physical Geography: Water and Carbon Cycles, Coastal Systems and Landscapes
• Human Geography: Global Systems and Global Governance, Contemporary Urban Environments
• Independent Investigation (Non-Examined Assessment)
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.
GCSE Grade 5 in Geography, 5 in English Language and 5 in Mathematics
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,