What you’ll learn:
Component 1 Physical Geography
Topics covered: Water and Carbon Cycles, Coastal Systems and Landscapes and Hazards
Component 2 Human Geography
Topics covered: Global Systems and Global Governance, Changing Places, Contemporary Urban Environments
Component 3 Geographical Investigation
Students will undertake fieldwork during the course. These will be on both human and physical geography topics. At least 4 days of fieldwork will take place during the course. They will collect, record and analyse data in order to examine hypotheses.
An individual investigation of 3000 to 4000 words will then take place.
The assignment will count for 20% of the overall ‘A’ level mark.
How you’ll be assessed:
Question types include multiple choice, short answer and extended written answers.
There will be 2 x 2.5 hour examinations counting for 80% of the total marks.
Continue to study Geography at University to degree level.
The skills you will acquire on this course, such as ICT, graphical and mathematical enquiry, planning and map work, are also useful for most jobs and university courses.
Previous students have gone on to employment in the fields of town planning, work with the environment agency, renewable energy, education, tourism and surveying.