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Geography

Subject: Geography
Contact: Miss Z Oliver

Overview

A brand new A-Level for 2016 has seen massive and exciting changes to the new A-Level content studied via AQA (7037). Students will look at 6 topics in great detail to challenge their perceptions and stimulate their investigative and analytical skills.

Whilst new units have been added to reflect the world today, such as global governance, the topics found popular with students have been kept such as hazards and population. Students have eight lessons a fortnight and are co-taught by two teachers who share responsibility preparing students for their individual project and examinations over the two year course.

Curriculum content

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 12

Glacial systems & landscapes

 

Population & the environment

Hazards

 

 

Population & the environment

Hazards

 

 

Global Governance

Year 13

Global Governance

 

 

Changing Places

Water & Carbon Cycles

 

Individual Project

Changing places

Assessment components

Component One:

Physical Geography

Component Two:

Human Geography

Component Three: Geography Fieldwork Investigation

What is assessed?

Section A: Water and carbon cycles

Section B: either Hot desert systems and landscapes or Coastal systems and landscapes or

Glacial systems and landscapes

Section C: either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress

What is assessed?

Section A: Global systems and global governance

Section B: Changing places

Section C: either Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security

What is assessed?

Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

How is it assessed?

Written exam:

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 120 marks
  • 40% of A-level

How is it assessed?

Written exam:

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 120 marks
  • 40% of A-level

How is it assessed?

Written exam:

  • 3,000–4,000 words
  • 60 marks
  • 20% of A-level
  • marked by teachers
  • moderated by AQA

Questions

Section A: answer all questions (36 marks)

Section B: answer either question 2 or question 3 or question 4 (36 marks)

Section C: answer either question 5 or question 6 (48 marks)

Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose.

Questions

Section A: answer all questions (36 marks)

Section B: answer all questions (36 marks)

Section C: answer either question 3 or question 4 or question 5 (48 marks)

Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose

 

Enrichment opportunities:

KS4 & KS5 students go on fieldwork residential and day trips.

Useful websites to support learning

BBC Bitesize website