A Level Geography
Geography offers students the opportunity to examine the way in which we interact with our physical environment at a variety of levels.
Aspects of Human Geography will be studied, with a particular focus on the evaluation of initiatives to address issues in our society.
Students will also gain valuable field work and decision-making skills.
What is needed to obtain a good result is for students to become familiar with the specifications, develop a high level of note-taking and case study development and to develop an effective approach to examinations utilising past papers and mark schemes.
It is the skills of data -handling and the insight into decision making as well as the specialist knowledge and understanding of the interactions between the physical and human world, which can lead to a variety of career pathways.
You will develop wide-ranging skills:
- Use of statistics and data analysis
- Graphic representation of data
- Interpretation of maps and diagrams
- Field work
- Data collection methods
- Conducting enquires and drawing conclusions
Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2
- AS 1 - Physical Geography - Includes
1 hour 30 minutes examination and includes assessment of field work.
- AS 2 - Human Geography - including skills
1 hour 30 minute exam including assessment of skills and techniques.
- A2 1 - Human Geography and Global Issues
1 hour 30 minute external examination paper.
- A2 2 - Physical Geography and
2 hours and 30 minute external exam which includes a decision making exercise.
A Level Geography
This qualification requires pupils to have:
7 GCSEs A*-C - including a grade B in GCSE Geography or equivalent subject.
Geography proved to be more than just a subject to be studied at A Level, I soon realised its relevance in every aspect of everyday life
Brenda Rogers, Past Pupil
This course could lead to careers and higher education in:
- Environment Planning
- Land Surveying
- Town and Country planning
- Traffic management
- Travel and Tourism
- Natural Conservancy
- Public Relations