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Geography

The A Level is made up of 3 components: Physical Geography; Human Geography; Fieldwork The aim of the course is to use contemporary case studies to examine key themes and Geographical issues. A relevant curriculum… At a time of growing concern about climate change, shrinking energy resources and global poverty – Geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study.

Location: St. Wilfrid's Sixth Form College

Course Level: Entry

Duration: 2 Years

Good Geographical subject knowledge and skills. An interest in global issues.

We will expect you to have at least the following:

  • GCSE Geography minimum grade 5
  • GCSE English and Maths at a good grade

he A Level has 2 exams at the end of the second year.

  • Physical Geography 2 hours 30 minutes- 40% of A Level, 120 marks (a mixture of multiple choice, short answer questions and extended prose levelled response answers)
  • Human Geography 2 hours 30 minutes- 40% of A Level, 120 marks (a mixture of multiple choice, short answer questions and extended prose levelled response answers)

One piece of fieldwork (must attend 4 days of fieldwork – 2 days of Human Geography, 2 days of Physical Geography)

  • Geographical Fieldwork Investigation- 20% of A Level, 60 marks, 3,000-4,000 words – completed in

Many Universities require A Level Geography for their degree requirements including:

  • Earth Sciences
  • Geography and Geology
  • Archaeology
  • Leisure and Tourism

Oxbridge and ‘Redbrick’ Universities suggest Geography is an ‘enabling and facilitating and facilitating’ subject. It was named as a traditional academic subject that challenges and enables pupils to achieve.

 

Geography can be used in a variety of careers in a variety of fields including:

  • International Relations
  • Flood Management
  • Urban Planning
  • GIS
  • Teaching
  • Meteorology (Weather Forecasting)
  • Hazard Management