A level Geography
Qualification AS / A2
Examination Board WJEC
COURSE DESCRIPTION A level geography will encourage students to understand their own lives in a global world and understand the interrelated issues of climate change, poverty and deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use.
AS/A2 Units The first year is the AS course and covers topics such as:
G1: changing physical environments
G2: changing human environments
The second year completes the
A level with topics such as:
G3a contemporary themes - extreme environments and globalisation
G3b individual research
G4 Sustainability of water, food, energy and cities
Assessment 100% examination with inbuilt investigations
Entry 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language and maths.
Progression Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as geography, urban planning, engineering, environmental management or geographical information systems. This subject is also popular as a fourth A level for students pursuing courses in medicine related courses.