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Level 3

Geography A-level

COURSE OVERVIEW

By focusing on current global issues linked to physical and human Geography, you will explore the relationship between people and the environment. You will be encouraged to think critically about the world around you; to make decisions about the future; and to develop a wide range of geographical skills. A key part of Geography A Level involves field work trip/s for which there will be an additional cost. Topics studied in Year 1: • Tectonic processes and hazards • Coastal landscapes and change • Regenerating places • Globalisation • Superpowers Year 2 • The Carbon cycle and energy security • The water cycle and water insecurity • Health, human rights and intervention Students will also undertake a compulsory Independent Investigation, which will involve a field trip. You will have the opportunity to work both in groups and individually to complete your work. Tasks are varied and are based around ‘real world’; examples which explain and highlight geographical theories and concepts. You will explore both human and physical themes with a variety of resources.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, Maths and a grade 4 in Science or Geography. Students need an interest in the world around them, particularly in climate change, water insecurity, politics, consequences of globalisation and responses to hazards. They should also have an interest in environmental issues.

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