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Geography

COURSE SUMMARY SHEET

 

SUBJECT

Geography

LEVEL

AS/A2

EXAM BOARD

Edexcel

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  • 5 A*-C  GCSE including English and Maths
  • A C grade in a Humanities Subject

 

Is this a new 2 Year linear A Level Subject?

Yes/No

If Yes see explanation below on how the 2 Year Course will be structured/examined

 

 

 

10 KEY POINTS ABOUT THE COURSE

1. Geography is a facilitating subject – this means that top universities have classified it as an academic subject that employers and universities respect highly.

 

2. At AS level you will go on a variety of trips – ranging from local activities to Brighton and London but you will have an opportunity for a longer fieldtrip in the UK or abroad.

 

3. At all levels you will study a range of diverse and practical aspects of geography ranging from climate change to city advertising.

 

4. The geography exam is based around both short and longer questions giving everybody a chance of achieving a good grade.

 

5. You will answer the big questions of the world such as ‘how did the Olympics change East London’, ‘Will China overtake the USA as the world’s biggest power’ and ‘why are so many people in the world still living on less than $1 a day’.

 

6. To study geography you will be involved in debates, giving lectures, reading a range of news sources and listening to podcasts.

 

7. The course has an independent research project that is used in the exams. You will choose your topic of study. Some topic previously studied were ‘Why does hunger still exist in Africa’ and ‘How do volcanoes and earthquake shape the lives of people’

 

8. Geography has the highest employment rate of any degree according to The Guardian and The Times.

 

9. Geography is both a humanities subject and science meaning that it goes with Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Law, Politics, Economics, Sociology and History.

 

10. If you continue to study geography you will be able to keep use your knowledge from GCSE to help you. This could be important if you take all new subjects and you would like to one subject that you know to help you get to the next level.    

 

 

 

Who should you see if you have further questions?

Please talk to Mr Hawker