A Level Geography - New Linear A Level

1. Qualification details

Qualification name GCE A Level in Geography
Qualification level Level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course webpage http://www.bartoncourt.org
Course type Full time
Course start date 01 September 2020
Price £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours
Support facilities School

2. Course description

Geography at A Level is a stimulating subject, and of special relevance to those who want to make sense of the complex, interconnected globalised world in which we live. Nicholas Crane, president of the Royal Geographical Society, describes geography as an “academically robust subject which spans the social and physical sciences and promotes a lifelong interest and fascination in how the world works.” The department runs one Post-16 A Level course following the Edexcel specification. Students will study the following topics for Paper 1: tectonic processes and hazards, the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle and energy security and coastal landscapes and change. For Paper 2, students will study globalisation, superpowers, rebranding places and migration. Paper 3 is a synoptic investigation of a geographical issue, while the remainder of the course is made up of a 3000-4000 word independent investigation on a relevant topic of interest to the student.

3. Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry requirements, including Geography at grade B or 6. However, students who have not studied the GCSE Geography course may be considered after discussion with the Curriculum Leader.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Paper 1 – 2 hour examination (30% of the qualification, 90 marks) Paper 2 – 2 hour examination (30% of the qualification, 90 marks) Paper 3 – 1 hour 45 minutes (20% of the qualification, 60 marks) Coursework – Independent Investigation (20% of the qualification, 60 marks)

6. Venue

Name Barton Court Grammar School
Address Longport
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Email office@bartoncourt.org
Phone 01227 464600
Fax 01227 781399
Website http://www.bartoncourt.org

7. Other dates and venues

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