We are offering the AQA A Level Geography specification:
Independent Investigation This 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.
A minimum of five GCSE subjects at grade 4 or above, including Geography, English, Maths and Science.
|Written Exam||Physical Geography||2h 30m - multiple-choice, short answer, levelled medium level answers and extended prose.||40%|
|Written Exam||Human Geography||2h 30m - multiple-choice, short answer, levelled medium level answers and extended prose.||40%|
|Non-examined assessment||Coursework - fieldwork||NEA Independent fieldwork investigation||20%|
Students will experience a wide range of teaching and learning strategies that will develop the skills required by the syllabus. A wide range of materials and resources will be used. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to take an active and constructive part in classroom discussions and exercises.
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 your Independent Investigation.
Students will develop their skills in note-taking, essay writing, listening, observation, recording, group activity, statistics, data presentation, data analysis and examination techniques.
Geography assignments will provide suitable material for students to include in their key skills portfolios for the application of number, communication and information technology.
Geographers learn a wide range of skills which makes them very adaptable and which opens up a wide range of careers opportunities.
The Geography Department is based in two large classrooms in the Goodridge Building.
The staff are enthusiastic about Geography and provide motivating and inspiring lessons across the course in supporting student learning and progression.
There are typically over 200 students studying 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 an Independent Investigation.
The Geography course aims to inspire and equip students with a variety of skills to prepare them for Higher Education and employment opportunities
Geography will go with a wide variety of subjects and almost any subject combination is possible. 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.
The growing importance of leisure and recreation activities, the increased need for resource management and the growing concern for the environment are three recent developments that will ensure continued demand for geography students. Many students enter careers that appear to be unconnected with Geography e.g. Accountancy and Personnel Management.
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