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A-level Geography

Looks at a wide range of physical and human aspects of the subject. It also involves the analysis of data and writing reports and arguments.

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Exam Board: AQA

Geography

At Bosworth, A-level Geography looks at a wide range of physical and human aspects of the subject. It also involves the analysis of data and writing reports and arguments. Most importantly, you should be interested in the world around you and the changing nature of its Geography.

Entry Requirements

A good grounding in Geography is essential with preferably a grade 5/6 or above at GCSE or equivalent.

Course Content

The physical geography part of the course explores the management and impact of a range of hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes and wildfires. We then move on to look at coastal geography and the way the sea shapes landscapes and the way in which these changes are managed.

In the human geography part of the course, you look at how people look at and use places and what makes places different from each other in terms of their cultures, populations and environments. You also study how we collect, analyse and present data.

This includes fieldwork both locally and further afield on the Norfolk coastline, where you get a chance to test theories and see if they work in the ‘real’ world.

After Year 12, the course continues with a look at the carbon and water cycles in physical geography and studies on globalisation and global governance and population and the environment in human geography. You will also have to complete a fieldwork investigation which counts towards your A-level grade.

Where Does it Lead?

Careers in Geography are very varied including, environmental management, logistics, tourism, marketing, criminology and town planning.

Assessment

A-level
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There are two written exams:

  • A 90-minute Paper on Physical Geography
  • A 90-minute paper on Human Geography and Geographical Techniques

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