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Examination Board: Edexcel
Course content: This is an exciting and varied course which focuses on the inter-relationships between people and their environments. There is a balance between physical and human geography.
There is no coursework in AS/A2 Geography
Topic 1 – World at Risk
Topic 2 – Going Global
One physical and one human topic to be studied:
Physical: Topic 1 – Extreme Weather
Topic 2 – Crowded Coasts
Human: Topic 1 – Unequal Spaces
Topic 2 – Re-branding Places
Topic 1 – Energy Security
Topic 2 – Water Conflicts
Topic 3 – Biodiversity Under Threat
Topic 4 – Superpower Geographies
Topic 5 – Bridging the Development Gap
Topic 6 – The Technological Fix?
One option to be chosen from:
Option 1 – Tectonic Activities and Hazards
Option 2 – Cold Environments – Landscape and Change
Option 3 – Life on the Margins – the Food Supply Problem
Option 4 – The World of Cultural Diversity
Option 5 – Pollution and Human Health at Risk
Option 6 – Consuming the Rural Landscape – Leisure & Tourism
The AS course in Year 12 is made up of two units and two further A2 units are followed in Year 13 to complete the full Advanced Level award.
There will be opportunities for fieldwork during the course, both to a city centre and a coastal location.
Progression into Higher Education and Employment:
AS/A2 Level Geography has an enquiry based approach dealing with questions, problems and issues. The subject bridges the arts and the sciences and is a versatile course providing good access to employment, as well as further and higher education. Top universities welcome applicants offering A Level Geography, regardless of their chosen degree course.
Just a few of the possible career links are shown below:
|Chartered Surveying||Civil Service|
A minimum of Grade C at GCSE in Geography, Maths and English Language. Consideration will be given to students who have not studied Geography at GCSE.
Contact: Mrs M Blakey