LINEAR A-LEVEL COURSE CONTENT
Physical geography: Water and Carboncycles, Coastal systems and Hazards
Human geography: Global systems and Global governance. Changing places and Urban environment or Populations and Environments.
WHERE DO I GO TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION?
Visit the AQA website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level
AQA A-Level 7037
Subject Leader: Mrs E Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject Teacher: Mr B Taylor (email@example.com),
Miss L Beioley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO THIS COURSE?
GCSE 5 grades 9-4 plus GCSE English grade 5 or above. You will also need to gain a grade 5 in GCSE Geography.
WHAT SKILLS WILL I DEVELOP?
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.
IS THERE ANY COURSEWORK OR CONTROLLED ASSESSMENTS?
A-Level Geography 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.
WHAT MIGHT STUDYING THIS COURSE LEAD TO?
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.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT?
The study of Geography provides a distinctive opportunity to make sense of the world around you. New events will become enlightening and understandable such as volcanic eruptions or a global financial crisis. You will study a series of case studies which will allow you to make comparisons to recent events.
HOW MANY EXAMS DO I HAVE TO TAKE AND WHEN DO I TAKE THEM?
A-Level = 2 x 2 1/2 hours exams each worth 40% plus a geographical investigation worth 20% and is done over the duration of the course. It is marked and submitted in the spring term of Year 13.