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Geography

Course Details
Dept - Geography
Type of Qualifcation - AS / A2
Exam Board - Edexcel

Additional Entry Requirements -
9 - 5 grade Geography recommended
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Course Content
• Tectonic Processes and Hazards
• Coastal Landscapes and Change
• Globalisation
• Shaping Places – Regenerating Places
• The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
• The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
• Superpowers
• Global Development and Connections
Style of Assessment
AS (2 days of fieldwork)
Paper 1: Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes – total marks 90 – 50% of AS
Paper 2: Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes – total marks 90 – 50% of AS

A2 (4 days of fieldwork)
Paper 1: Exam – 2 hour 15 minutes – total marks 105 – 30% of A2
Paper 2: Exam – 2 hour 15 minutes – total marks 105 – 30% of A2
Paper 3: Exam – 2 hour 15 minutes – total marks 70 – 20% of A2

Coursework – non–examined independent investigation – 3000 to 4000 words – total marks 70 – 20% of A2
Whose kind of course?
The subject is a gateway to your World! Although geography has a unique suite of skills and knowledge, many skills and topic areas will actively support other subjects. There are very few careers that geography does not provide a valuable background for. Geographers are highly valued in the workplace because they possess the variety of skills that employers look for.
Useful skills include:
Oral and written communication, map and graph construction, problem solving, number and statistics, instrumentation and ICT literacy, research, team work, enquiry and investigation, modelling and simulation.
Stretch and challenge – aiming for an A*
Lectures at the Royal Geographical Society
Field trips in the local area and abroad
Career Prospects
Consultancy, Law, Teaching, Healthcare, Economics and Finance, Geology and Geophysics, Planning and Environmental Management, Travel and Tourism.
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