Geography

Understand the environmental and economic challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century.

Content

This skills and issues based course is particularly suited to anyone who wants to properly understand the environmental and economic challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century. We will study the management of physical and human environments, consider contemporary global issues in depth and develop the enquiry skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation.

Special Features

A key part of Geography is field work! Getting out and about! There will be guest speakers and a range of trips offered locally, nationally, and hopefully in the near future internationally.

Entry

Please refer to the 2017 entry requirements.

Attendance

Two year linear course culminating in two exams sat in Summer 2019.

Assessment

A2 Level Geography 7037 (AQA)

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037

This is through written examinations, but also draws upon a compulsory piece of personal fieldwork.

 

Unit Level Topics Assessment  (each paper has some choice of questions)
1 A2

Physical Geography

Water & Carbon Cycles

Coasts

Hazards

 

 

A Level = 40%

2½ hour written paper = Mix of multiple choice, short answer (based on stimulus – maps / photos / graphs / diagrams) and extended response questions.

 

2 A2

Human Geography

Global Systems

Global Governance

Changing Places

Population & the Environment

 

A Level = 40%

2½ hour written paper = Mix of multiple choice, short answer (based on stimulus – maps / photos / graphs / diagrams) and extended response questions.

3 A2

Geographical Investigation

Fieldwork (4+ days)

A Level = 20%

A written task based on a fieldwork investigation, which is submitted to the exam board for marking.

Moving on

You could use your Geography A Level to take a BA or BSc degree at University, after which you could specialise in a multitude of careers. Some of your choices include: a wide range of management roles; surveying; tourism; environmental consultation; weather forecasting; research; urban planning; conservation; cartography; engineering; local government officer; international development; or teaching. For further information please visit the Royal Geographical Society web sitewww.rgs.org and explore the wealth of ‘Career Profiles’ which are outlined for you