Geography at both AS and full A Level comprises both physical and human units such as: Coastal Systems and Landscapes; Hazards (tectonic, volcanic, seismic, storm and fire); Contemporary Urban Environments. You will undertake at least two days of fieldwork in relation to both physical and human processes. As a consequence you will learn how to plan fieldwork, collect primary and secondary data, data presentation, analysis skills and drawing conclusions.
How is the course structured and graded?
The AS course involves studying human and physical topics and geographical skills. These skills will be assessed through fieldwork, followed by two examinations to assess your knowledge of human and physical topics. The full A Level course extends your geographical skills and requires you to undertake a fieldwork based piece of coursework.
Will this course be suitable for me?
The world we live in is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. If you have an interest in the changing world around you and want to be a global citizen, this is a course for you. You will enjoy finding out about our increasingly globalised society, where almost everything we do has a link to another part of the world.
What could this course lead to?
As well as progression to university, Geography equips you with a broad range of personal learning and thinking skills such as teamwork, independent enquiry and creative thinking – all highly valued by employers. Geography students have gone onto varied careers including: Town Planning, Estate Agent, Travel Agent, Expedition Leader, Air Cabin Crew, Lawyer, Conservation Manager, Armed Forces, Teacher, Human Rights Officer, Surveyor, Weather Forecaster, Landscape Architect, Hazard Prediction, Travel Writer, Pollution Analyst,
Aid Worker, Marketing, Flood Protection Manager.
AQA AS/A Level
There are no additional fees for this course
Mix of coursework
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