Geography

Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps people to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world.

 

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“Geographers learn to think spatially using maps, visual images and GIS systems.”

It explains how landscapes are formed and how people and their environment interact. Enquiry lies at the heart of geographical studies and this encourages critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives both now and in the future. Fieldwork is a key element to this. Geographers learn to think spatially using maps, visual images and GIS systems. The study of geography also helps develop confidence in preparing and delivering presentations. This course includes 2 days fieldwork to local places such as a rivers day in The New Forest and in Southampton in year 12 and a further 2 days in year 13.

Entry requirements

Grade B and above in Geography GCSE required.

Assessment

Assessment takes the form of final examinations.

AS level - two papers:

  • Landscape and place - 1 hour 45 minute written paper 55% AS grade.
  • Geographical debates - 1 hour 30 minute written paper 45% AS grade.

AS grades are stand-alone awards and to not contribute to the A level grade.

A2 level - three papers:

  • Physical systems – 1 hour 30 minutes - 22% of A level grade.
  • Human interactions - 1 hour 30 minutes - 22% of A level grade.
  • Geographical debates – 2 hours 30 minutes – 36% of final A level grade.
  • Investigative geography - 60 mark individual enquiry – non exam – 20%
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