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28/03/20

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27/03/20

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25/03/20

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A-Level Geography

A Level Geography

Specification: OCR

Method of Assessment: Examination – 80%, NEA 20%

Course Overview:

A Level Geography provides you with a dynamic, contemporary and exciting opportunity to engage with the world around you.

Units Studied:

Unit 1 – Physical Systems (24% of A Level – 1 Hour 45 Minute Examination)

Landscape Systems:

You will study ONE of the following; Coastal Landscapes, Glacial Landscapes or Drylands. You will focus on examining the following aspects:

a)       Factors affecting the land

b)       Landform Development

c)       The influence of Climate Change

d)       The Impact of Human Activity

In addition to this you will study the Earth’s Life Support Systems to include:

• Importance of water and carbon to life on earth

• Case studies of Tropical Rainforest and Arctic Tundra

• Change over time

• Links and interdependence between the cycles

 

Unit 2 – Human Interactions (24% of A Level – 1 Hour 45 Minute Examination)

Changing Spaces; Making Places:

a)       Two contrasting places at a local scale

b)       How place is understood and represented

c)       Economic Change and Social Inequality with players involved

d)       Place making processes in creating places

In addition to this you will study Global Connections to include:

An increasingly interconnected world with patterns, unequal flows, challenges and geopolitics, studied through:

• Global Systems: Option A – Trade in the contemporary world or Option B – Global Migration

• Global Governance: Option C – Human Rights or Option D – Power and Borders

 

Unit 3 – Geographical Debates (32% of A Level – 2 Hour 30 Minute Examination)

This Unit contains five topics:

•        Climate change

•        Disease Dilemmas

•        Exploring Oceans

•        Future of Food

•        Hazardous Earth

You will study TWO of the Debates. There will be a mixture of short medium and extended response questions in this paper.

 

Unit 4 – Investigative Geography (20% - Conducted during the Summer Term of Year 12)

Non-examined assessment, which is an independent geographical investigation conducted by you based on primary and secondary data.

Entry Requirements:

Students require a minimum of 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above or equivalent, including English (Literature or Language) and Mathematics, with at least a grade 6 in Geography.

Reading Materials / Resources: (Please do not purchase as they are not finalised).

Any pre- reading about topics is highly recommended. Students invited to taster day will be given a reading list for the Summer holidays.

Career Opportunities

A Level Geography is a means of entry to both Science and Arts courses in colleges and universities.  Many employers welcome the study of A Level Geography.  Specific careers involving Geography include:

  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Regeneration Officer
  • Government Policy Officer
  • Journalism
  •  Tourism
  • Teaching and Surveying
  • Cartography
  • Town Planning 

Concern for the environment has risen sharply in many walks of life.  Geography provides a particular insight into work geared to the protection and appreciation of both rural and urban environments.

For more information, please contact Ms Crisp  c/o sixthform@harristottenham.org.uk

Please mark FAO and contact name in the subject of the email. 

 

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