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 integrate human and physical geography. You will also undertake an individual ï¬eldwork 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; Development & Human Rights
Unit 3: Place-based Geographical Investigation.
Unit 4: 3000-4000 word Independent Fieldwork Investigation, on a topic of your choice.
You will undertake a minimum of four days of course related ï¬eld work in the Lake District and Manchester. There are also opportunities to attend university study days, Manchester Geographical Association lectures, Universities in Manchester 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:
Geography students have one of the highest employment rates after graduating university, because of the range of skills they have developed. Studying Geography at A-level develops a wide range of transferable skills: report writing, numeracy, information technology, decision-making, independent research and problem solving. Geography bridges the Arts and Sciences, giving ï¬exibility 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 Business, Law, development work and human rights, to name but a few.
To study an A-level programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. There are no additional requirements for this subject, but we would prefer you to have a GCSE in Geography.
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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