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Geography A-Level

The Corby Sixth Form A-Levels Geography

Qualification: A-Level | Exam board: AQA

GEOGRAPHY STUDIES THE RELATIONSHIP OF HUMAN POPULATIONS TO EACH OTHER OVER SPACE AND TIME, AS WELL AS THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AT A VARIETY OF SCALES FROM THE LOCAL TO THE GLOBAL.

If you have studied the subject at GCSE you will find that some of the units will be discussing familiar core themes in more detail, while other units will introduce you to completely new areas of study.

This course is ideal if you want to know more about the world in which you live.

The Corby Sixth Form A-Levels

Year One course content

1. People and the Environment

  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards

2. Human geography

  • Changing places (core)
  • Contemporary urban environments

3. Geography fieldwork and skills.

  • Fieldwork skills and techniques
  • Two days locally based Fieldwork. (one physical geography, one human geography)
The Corby Sixth Form A-Levels Geography

Year Two course content

1. Physical geography

  • Water and carbon cycles (core)

2. Human geography

  • Global systems and global governance (core)

3. Geography investigation

  • Fieldwork requirements (two days residential in Brighton)
  • Investigation requirements

Additional information

What does this course prepare me for?

This course is ideal if you:

  • Want to know more about the world in which you live.
  • Are aware of some of the challenges that the world faces and want to know more.
  • Are interested in the differences and similarities found in different areas of the world.
Course support and enrichment

We are committed to providing efficient and effective support and we are always here when you need to speak to a person about an important issue.

We will always try to resolve issues the first time you contact us but, should that not be possible, we will always come back to you and keep working with you to find the solution.

Assessment

Students will be assessed internally on a regular basis, including through formal mock exams. You will sit your Geography exams at the end of the course in Year Two.

Year two assessment:

Component One

  • Section A Physical: Water and Carbon Cycles (mandatory)
  • Section B: Coastal systems and landscapes.
  • Section C: Hazards.

How it’s assessed:

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 40% of A-Level.

Questions:

  • Section A: Answer all questions.
  • Section B: Answer either question two, question three or question four.
  • Section C: answer either question five or question six.

Question Types- Multiple choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose.

Component Two

  • Section A: Global systems and Global governance.
  • Section B: Changing places.
  • Section C: Contemporary urban environments.

How it’s assessed:

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 40% of A-Level.

Questions

  • Section A: Answer all questions.
  • Section B: Answer either question two or question three or question four.
  • Section C: Answer either question five or question six.

Question Types- Multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose.

Component Three: Non-examined assessment

Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

How it’s assessed:

  • 3,000–4,000 words
  • 20% of A-Level marked by teachers moderated by AQA.
Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths (one Vocational or Technical qualification at Merit or above may be counted)

AND

  • At least grade 4 (or Merit for Vocational or Technical qualifications) in any subject(s) that you have taken at GCSE and wish to continue studying at Level 3

AND

  • Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table)

AND

  • Grade 4 (or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
  • Students will take either 3 A-Level subjects or 1 Diploma subject with 1 A-Level

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