- Course Code: 6036
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: AEB, SEG & NEAB
A-Level Geography is highly enjoyable and helps students understand the world in which we live. You will study geographical change and a number of issues such as hazards, poverty, development, globalisation and their environmental impact. Geography enables students to gain a wide variety of transferrable skills (organisation, communication, numeracy and working as part of a team, to name a few) which universities and employers are looking for.
- What will I study?
In the first year, students will study, coastal environments, hazards and contemporary urban environments as part of the physical geography and people and the environment component. Students will also complete fieldwork and a topic on changing places for the human geography component.
In the second year, students will study plate tectonics and associated hazards, ecosystems, development and globalisation, and conflicts for the contemporary geographical issues exam.
The second exam covers geographical skills and fieldwork techniques. Fieldwork will involve studying sand dunes along the Formby coast for the ecosystems topic and further urban studies.
- Entry Requirements
In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements (5 Cs at GCSE or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs), you will also need a minimum of a GCSE Grade C in Geography.
- How will I be assessed?
A-Level students will be assessed by written exams. From September 2016, AS students (and then rolling out to A-Level students in 2017) will be required to produce coursework which will be internally marked and externally moderated.
- Physical Geography and People and the Environment
- Human Geography and human fieldwork investigation.
- Contemporary Geographical Issues
- Geography Fieldwork Investigation
- What can I do next?
Most students go onto university to study for a variety of geography related degrees. The subject combines well with both humanities and science subjects and is relevant in a wide variety of careers including environmental management, planning, finance, tourism and teaching.
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