Geography A Level

Geography A Level

The course follows units in Human and Physical Geography. Topics offered will include a combination of the following: Global Systems and Global Governance, Changing Places, Contemporary Urban Environments for Human Geography. Coastal Systems and Landscapes, Hazards, Water and Carbon Cycles for Physical Geography. During your studies you will develop key skill areas including literacy skills through essay writing; numeracy skills through data presentation, interpretation and analysis, and statistical calculations; and ICT skills through the research and presentation of data in the Independent Investigation. You will be required to carry out 4 days of compulsory fieldwork with associated costs. The fieldwork will consist of day trips and/or a residential trip. The fieldwork will contribute to your skills development, relate directly to the content you are studying and prepare you for the Independent Investigation.

Additional
Grade 4 in GCSE English, Maths and a Science plus grade 4 in GCSE Geography if taken.
Assessment
80% exams and 20% independent investigation. The independent investigation must include data collected in the field and will be based on a question or issue defined, and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.
Progression
Geography will go with a wide variety of subjects and almost any subject combination is possible due to its multi-disciplinary nature combining Physical and Social Sciences. Many students will go on from College to take a degree course in Geography or a related subject such as Environmental Science or Earth Sciences. Geography also provides the necessary skills needed to pursue other academic courses and careers. The growing importance of leisure and recreation activities, the increased need for resource management and the growing concern for the environment are developments that provide opportunities for Geography students.