There has never been a better or more important time to study A level Geography. With growing interest in contemporary global issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, this is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to follow. Geography is a robust and academic subject which is well-regarded by universities and employers due to the range of skills and depth of knowledge that it fosters. The content is a balance of human and physical geography each half delivered by a specialist teacher. If you are inquisitive about the world around you and like to think about big issues you should consider A level Geography.

Exam Board

AQA: www.aqa.org,uk

Course Outline:

Physical geography:

1. Water and carbon cycles

2. Hot desert systems and landscapes

3. Coastal systems and landscapes

4. Glacial systems and landscapes

5. Hazards

6. Ecosystems under stress

Human geography:

7. Global systems and global governance

8. Changing places

9. Contemporary urban environments

10. Population and the environment

11. Resource security

How are you assessed?

Examinations will account for 80% of the assessment and will include a variety of question types: multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose (essays).

Students will complete an individual Geographical Investigation which will incorporate fieldwork and research. And must include data collected in the field. This will account for 20% of the final marks.

Studying this subject could lead to a career in:

Management/Administration

Teaching

Retail Sector

Media

Subject requirements:

GCSE Geography preferred but not essential.

Useful web links:

Royal Geographical Society: www.rgs.org

The Geographical Association: www.geography.org.uk

 

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