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GEOGRAPHY

REQUIREMENTS -

GCSE LEVEL

Grade 6 in Geography

or Grade 6 in Science

& 6 in English (if Geography not studied previously)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Geography is a popular subject and achievement in examinations

is high. It provides a good progression from the topics studied

at GCSE. The specification is issue and concept-based with

fieldwork a key assessed element.

The course is centred on four components which are assessed

byexaminationat theendof Year 13. Theexaminationconsists

of multiple choice data-response and essay-style questions.

Students are required tomake full use of fieldwork, computer

time and their own research.

To allow pupils to engage in field work and see geographical

phenomena first hand, there will be a compulsory one week

field course toEast Yorkshire andday trips to local sites including

East London.

PROGRESSION

Geography is one of the Russell Group ‘facilitating subjects’

which means it provides a good academic grounding favoured

bymany topuniversities. It canalsoeasilyadapt toscienceand

arts basedcourses, whilst providingagoodgeneral education

in its own right. Many of our students go on to study Geography

or related disciplines at university. Related careers include

Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Science and Town Planning

as well as supporting broader professions such as Politics,

Law, Economics and Teaching.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

- Approx

1 Residential Field Course £450

The residential field course to East Yorkshire runs in Year 12.

Payment will be due in the Autumn term.

Examining Body -

AQA

LINEAR

ASSESSMENT

A LEVEL

- comprised of two exams & independent investigation:

COMPONENT 1

Written Paper

2.5 hrs

40%

of A Level mark

Physical Geography

COMPONENT 2

Written Paper

2.5 hrs

40%

of A Level mark

Human Geography

COMPONENT 3 - Geographical Investigation

Extended Essay

3-4,000 words

20%

of A Level mark

Human or Physical Geography

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