Geography

Geography Documents

Subject Overview

You know where you are with Geography: a subject that deals with the complex and varied interactions between humans and the physical world. Geography takes you on a journey to discover the planet’s natural systems and the ways that humans have attempted to manage, influence and even tame them. The newspapers are often full of doom and gloom: too many people, increased floods and storms, global poverty. Geography examines and analyses the evidence behind the issues and allows students to reach a balanced, informed view of the major issues facing the 21st century and suggest their own potential solutions. Geography prepares young people for the world they will soon inherit.

 

A Level

New Specification from September 2016 first examined in 2018

Unit 1 Global Hazards

  • Topic 1:    Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Topic 2:    Coastal Landscapes Processes and Change

Assessment: 1 hour and 30 minute paper (80 marks) -  50% of the qualification

Unit 2 Dynamic Places

  • Topic 3:        Globalisation
  • Topic 4:        Shaping Places

Assessment: 1 hour and 30 minute paper (80 marks) - 50% of the qualification

Paper 1 Conflicted Planet

  • Topic 1:    Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Topic 2:    Coastal Landscapes Processes and Change
  • Topic 5:         The Water Cycle and Water Security
  • Topic 6:       The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

Assessment: 2 hours paper (90 marks) - 30% of the qualification

Paper 2: Global Powers

  • Topic 3 : Globalisation
  • Topic 4 : Shaping Places
  • Topic 8 : Superpower Geographies
  • Topic 9 : Global Development and Connections

Assessment: 2 hours paper (90 marks) - 30% of the qualification

Paper 3 Synoptic Paper

Synoptic Investigation on a geographical issue which will focus on Players, Attitudes and Futures. This will be based on a contemporary global or regional issue.

Assessment: 1 hour and 45 minutes (60 marks) - 20% of the qualification

Paper 4 Independent Investigation

Student’s independent investigation on an aspect of Geography to be chosen by the students

20% of the qualification

 

Fieldwork

Year 12: A residential field course to Bournemouth and a day visit to Dartmoor and Plymouth.  The field course provides excellent experience and supports classroom learning. It also prepares students for their Individual Investigation.

Year 13: An additional 2 days fieldwork will also be carried out during A Level. The details of this are to be confirmed. They will collect data ready for their Individual Investigation.

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