Exam board: AQA
- Physical geography: Water and Carbon cycles, Coastal systems and Hazards
- Human geography: Global systems and global governance. Changing places and urban environment or Populations and Environments.
- Geography investigation
How it will be taught:
You will develop investigative skills from the conception of an idea through to evaluation of a whole project. You will evaluate and analyse geographical models and theories. Formulating a reasoned argument using data and your own views will be a key developing skill.
includes a 3000-4000 word geographical investigation. This is worth 20% of the
A-Level and is completed in lessons and independent study time.
In order to fulfil requirements for the coursework, 4 days of fieldwork study is expected, where students can design, collect and collate data required for their investigations.
2 x 2 1/2 hours exams each worth 40% each. Plus a geographical investigation worth 20%, which is marked and submitted in the spring term of Year 13.
Specific entry requirements:
Grade 5+ in Geography
Geography is a highly valued qualification by universities and employers. It incorporates both sciences and the arts and shows a student’s wide range of analytical skills. There are a wide variety of career choices such as sustainability, urban planning, meteorology, the tourist industry, marketing, climate change and natural disaster management.