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Geography in the Sixth Form

A Level Geography
At Carshalton High School for Girls we study AQA Level Geography.
 
The Year 12 topics included on this course are:
 
  • Glacial systems and landscapes
  • Hazards
  • Contemporary urban environments
Component 3 of the A level geography exam is to submit a 3000-4000 word fieldwork investigation.  
 
The geography course is now linear and students will be examined at the end of Year 13 on all the work covered in Year 12 and 13.
 
The Year 13 topics included on this course are:
  • The water and carbon cycles
  • Changing Places
  • Global systems and governance
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork

Fieldwork is a compulsory part of the A Level Geography course.  There will be a cost attached to the fieldwork.

There will be two written exams, both 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Component 1 Physical Geography

40% of total A2
 
Written exam
•   Section A: Water and Carbon cycles
•   Section B: Glacial systems and landscapes
•   Section C: Cold environments
 
Component 2 Human Geography
40% of total A2
 
Written exam
•   Section A: Global systems and global governance
•   Section B: Changing Places
•   Section C: Population and environment
 
Component 3 Geographical Investigation
20% of total A2
 
3,000 - 4,000 word report
What sort of work will I be doing?
  • Independent research
  • Collection of primary data
  • Investigations
  • Debating
  • Discussions
  • Presentations
  • Decision making
  • Lateral thinking and problem solving
  • Fieldwork
  • Conducting a geographical investigation
What qualifications are needed to take this course?
The minimum requirements to do this A Level are 5 GCSE grades in five different subjects at Grade 5 including English and Maths. a Grade 6 in Geography is also required.
What extra work can I do?
  • Reading around the topics covered in the course
  • Independent research
  • Keep up to date with current affairs reported in the media
  • Continuous revision of work covered in class

What students say about Geography at CHSG:

"Geography is challenging but it is a really interesting and rewarding subject." Dania
"I have really enjoyed Geography this year and felt well supported by both teachers".  Alice O
"I really enjoyed taking AS Geography as we learnt so many interesting topics - I love 'Coasts!"  Alice D
And finally…

The geography department prides itself in producing students who have a well-rounded education and have developed skills that are transferable and sought after in both higher education institutions and the working world.

We have high expectations of our students and encourage all students to achieve to the very highest standards possible whilst also developing their areas of particular geographical interest. 

Useful Websites
http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.htm Royal Geographical Society

 





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