Geography A Level

Social Sciences

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

What will you be working towards?

Code HS23
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Eduqas A Level Geography  

Details

Geography is a dynamic subject which offers the opportunity to investigate a huge range of contemporary geographical themes and issues. The course covers the complex interaction of the processes that shape our world and explores how human intervention affects the environment.

Topics studied include:

• Changing places

• Global Governance

• Global Systems

• Tectonics

• Changing landscapes: study of coastal landscapes

• Energy challenges and dilemmas

• Development in an African context

• Fieldwork: Fieldwork is compulsory element of A Level Geography. Students will complete at least four days of fieldwork over the two years, including a residential visit to the beautiful Snowdonia National Park

How will it be delivered?

Paper 1 - 20.5%

• Changing landscapes - coastal landscapes

• Changing places

Paper 2 - 27.5%

• Global Systems - water and carbon cycles

• Global Governance and challenge

• 21st Century challenges - this links components 1 and 2

Paper 3 - 32%

• Tectonic hazards

• Ecosystems

• Energy challenges and dilemma’s

Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) - 20%

• Written report 3000-4000 words

• An investigation report based on students’ own research

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics

Plus

Grade 4 in Geography (if studied) AND Grade 5 in English Language OR Literature

 

Your next steps...

Due to the wide range of transferable skills that Geography provides students with it is a very popular subject with universities and potential employers, and complements almost all other subjects.

Geography can lead to a university degree, either in Geography or as a combined course such as: Environmental Science, Politics, Planning and Economics. It is also useful for careers in Law, Media, and Sustainable Management.