Geography


1. Course details

Qualification name GCE A Level in Geography
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2020
Cost description none
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

Geography A Level is a wide-ranging course about landscape, processes at work in the natural environment, the global economy, nation-states and society. The management of human impact on our planet and equitable social and economic development are key themes. Physical geography topics studied are: cold environments (glacial & periglacial landscapes); earth?s life-support systems (carbon cycle & water cycle); oceanography; tectonic hazards. Human geography topics studied are: making places (social & economic change); international trade; sovereignty, power and borders; geography of disease. There will be four days of geography fieldwork to develop students? skills & experience. Students do a local fieldwork investigation of their choice. Statistical analysis techniques are taught; students apply them to their fieldwork data. Skills developed during the course will include: writing skills including essays and report-writing; survey methods; a range of statistical analysis techniques; data presentation; use of Geographical Information Systems; decision-making techniques.

3. Entry requirements

Minimum of B grade in GCSE Geography if Geography has been taken, or B grades in both Maths and English Language

4. What you'll learn

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5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

Paper 1: Physical Geography (25% of total A Level) Paper 2: Human Geography (25% of total A Level) Paper 3: Geographical Debates (30% of total A Level) Independent Investigation: students carry out fieldwork and write a report of 3000-4000 words (20% of total A Level)

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Name Cockermouth School
Address Castlegate Drive
Cockermouth
Cumbria
CA13 9HF
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Email reception@cockermouthschool.org
Phone 01900 898888
Website http://www.cockermouthschool.org

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