Geography A Level (AQA)

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What will you be working towards?

Code F10
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview


This course encourages you to apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around you. In turn this will enable you to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people, places and environments in the 21st century. You should be able to develop both knowledge and understanding of contemporary geographical concepts together with transferable skills that will enable you to progress to higher education and a range of employment opportunities. This course draws on both physical and human geography, explores people-environment interactions and includes fieldwork at a local level to enable you to pose enquiry questions. 


 

Details

Units (mandatory)

Component 1 Physical Geography 40%

Component 2 Human Geography 40%

Component 3 Geography Fieldwork Investigation 20%

How will it be delivered?

Written examination (2 h 30 m) – externally assessed (40%)

Written examination (2 h 30 m) – externally assessed (40%)

Nonexam assessment – internally assessed (20%).
 

Entry requirements

Grade 6+ in Geography, as well at 5+ in GCSE English. Candidates without a Level 2 qualification in Geography will be considered through interview..

Your next steps...

This specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established at GCSE and particularly aims to develop a deeper understanding of, and ability to apply, the concepts of place, space, scale and environment. This course provides a suitable foundation for the study of geography or a related area through a range of higher education courses, progression to the next level of vocational qualifications or employment.