A Level Geography

  • You will develop ranging skills including:
  • The use of statistics and data analysis
  • Graphic representation of data
  • Interpretation of maps and diagrams
  • Field work
  • Data collection methods
  • Conducting enquiries and drawing conclusions

A Level Geography

Geography offers students the opportunity to examine the way in which we interact with our physical environment at a variety of levels.

Aspects of Human Geography will be studied, with a particular focus on the evaluation of initiatives to address issues in our society.

Students will also gain valuable field work and decision-making skills.

What is needed to obtain a good result is for students to become familiar with the specifications, develop a high level of note-taking and case study development and to develop an effective approach to examinations utilising past papers and mark schemes.

It is the skills of data -handling and the insight into decision making as well as the specialist knowledge and understanding of the interactions between the physical and human world, which can lead to a variety of career pathways.

You will develop wide-ranging skills:

  • Use of statistics and data analysis
  • Graphic representation of data
  • Interpretation of maps and diagrams
  • Field work
  • Data collection methods
  • Conducting enquires and drawing conclusions

Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

  • AS 1 - Physical Geography - Includes fieldwork skills.
    1 hour 30 minutes examination and includes assessment of field work.

  • AS 2 - Human Geography - including skills and techniques.
    1 hour 30 minute exam including assessment of skills and techniques.

  • A2 1 - Human Geography and Global Issues
    1 hour 30 minute external examination paper.

  • A2 2 - Physical Geography and Decision making
    2 hours and 30 minute external exam which includes a decision making exercise.

 

A Level Geography

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSEs A*-C - including a grade B in GCSE Geography or equivalent subject.

Geography proved to be more than just a subject to be studied at A Level, I soon realised its relevance in every aspect of everyday life
Brenda Rogers, Past Pupil

This course could lead to careers and higher education in:

  • Teaching
  • Environment Planning
  • Land Surveying
  • Marketing
  • Town and Country planning
  • Traffic management
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Natural Conservancy
  • Finance
  • Public Relations

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If you do not already go to St. Louis and you are thinking about joining us in sixth form then please fill in the form below to receive an electronic version of the prospectus or to arrange an interview with the Senior Management Team.