Entry Requirements:

GCSE Geography is not a requirement, as long as you are interested in the world around you. Minimum - Grade 5 in English and Maths GCSE.

Why should I take this course?

Studying Geography can provide an individual with a holistic understanding of our planet and its systems. Those who study geography are better prepared to understand topics impacting our planet such as climate change, global warming and water resource is-sues. With their understanding of political geography, those who study geography are well positioned to comprehend and explain global political issues that occur between countries.

Course structure:

Paper 1: (30% Written Examination):

• Area of study 1 Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards

• Area of study 1 Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change

• Area of study 3 Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

• Area of study 3 Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

• Area of study 3 Topic 7: Climate Change Futures

Paper 2: 30% Written Examination):

• Area of study 2 Topic 3: Globalisation

• Area of study 2 Topic 4: Shaping Places

• Area of study 4 Topic 8: Superpowers

• Area of study 4 Topic 9: Global Development and Connections

Paper 3: (20% Written Examination):

The specification contains three synoptic themes within the compulsory content areas which are: players, attitudes & actions and futures & uncertainties. The synoptic investigation will be based on a geographical issue within a place-based context that links to the three synoptic themes and is rooted in two or more of the compulsory content areas.

Unit 4: Coursework: Independent investigation (20%)

How will I be assessed?

80% written examination and 20% controlled assessment

What careers might this course lead to?

An A –Level in geography opens doors! Geographers can go into a wide range of jobs Including environmental management, social and health services, finance, law, education and advertising.