Are you interested in the world around you? Do you want to find out how and why it is changing? If so, then A Level Geography is just the course for you â€¦
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Over the two years of the course you will study a wide range of topics that span human and physical geography. You will also undertake an individual fieldwork investigation on a topic of your choice that has been covered in the course.
The units are as follows:
Unit 1 – Tectonic Processes and Hazards; Glaciated Landscapes and Change; The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity; The Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity
Unit 2 – Globalisation; Diverse Places; Superpowers; Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
Unit 3 – Place-based Geographical Investigation
Unit 4 – Independent Fieldwork Investigation (3000 – 4000 words)
You will undertake a minimum of four days of course related field work in the Lake District and Manchester. There are also opportunities to attend university study days, Manchester Geographical Association lectures and listen to talks from NGOs, such as Refugee Action.
The three exams that you will sit at the end of your second year, together with the coursework you will do at the end of Year 12, will give you an A Level qualification.
FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Studying Geography at A Level offers you the opportunity to develop and maintain a wide range of skills: report writing, numeracy, information technology, decision-making, independent research and problem solving. Geography bridges the Arts and Sciences, giving flexibility for Higher Education courses, such as those in Planning and Environmental Management. It can also lead you to study a wide range of other courses, including Law, Medicine, and Architecture, to name but a few.
To study an A-level programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade A* – C, including English and Maths. There are no additional requirements for this subject.
This subject will take two years to complete. Please note that this is a linear subject, therefore you will be taking exams at the end of your second year that will count towards you final A Level qualification.
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