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Geography A-Level

Geography A-Level at The Bedford Sixth Form 2021

Qualification: AS/A-Level | Exam board: AQA

Geography studies the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time, as well as their relationship with the physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global.

If you have studied the subject at GCSE you will find that some of the units will be discussing familiar core themes in more detail, while other units will introduce you to completely new areas of study.

This course is ideal if you want to know more about the world in which you live.

Geography A-Level at The Bedford Sixth Form 2021

Year one content

1. People and the Environment

  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards

2. Human geography

  • Changing places (core)
  • Contemporary urban environments

3. Geography fieldwork and skills.

  • Fieldwork skills and techniques
  • Two days locally based Fieldwork. (one physical geography, one human geography)
Geography A-Level at The Bedford Sixth Form 2021

Year two content

1. Physical geography

  • Water and carbon cycles (core)

2. Human geography

  • Global systems and global governance (core)

3. Geography investigation

  • Fieldwork requirements (two days residential in Brighton)
  • Investigation requirements

Additional information

What does this course prepare me for?

This course is ideal if you:

  • Want to know more about the world in which you live.
  • Are aware of some of the challenges that the world faces and want to know more.
  • Are interested in the differences and similarities found in different areas of the world.
Course support and enrichment

We are committed to providing efficient and effective support and we are always here when you need to speak to a person about an important issue.

We will always try to resolve issues the first time you contact us but, should that not be possible, we will always come back to you and keep working with you to find the solution.

Assessment

Year one:

Paper One:

Section A: Coastal systems and landscapes

Section B: Hazards or Contemporary urban environments.

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of AS.

Questions

Section A: Answer either question one, question two or question three (40 marks).

Section B: Answer either question four or question five (40 marks).

Question Types Multiple choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose.

Paper Two:

Section A: Changing places (mandatory)

Section B: Geography fieldwork investigation and geographical skills

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of AS.

Questions

Section A: Answer all questions (40 marks)

Section B: Answer question two and answer either question three or question four (40 marks). Question Types multiple choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose.

Year two:

Component One

Section A Physical: Water and Carbon Cycles (mandatory)

Section B: Coastal systems and landscapes.

Section C: Hazards.

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 40% of A-Level.

Questions

Section A: Answer all questions.

Section B: Answer either question two, question three or question four.

Section C: answer either question five or question six.

Question Types Multiple choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose.

Component Two

Section A: Global systems and Global governance.

Section B: Changing places.

Section C: Contemporary urban environments.

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 40% of A-Level.

Questions

Section A: Answer all questions.

Section B: Answer either question two or question three or question four.

Section C: Answer either question five or question six.

Question Types Multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose.

Component Three: Non-examined assessment

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

How it’s assessed:

  • 3,000–4,000 words
  • 20% of A-Level marked by teachers moderated by AQA.

How to apply

Applications for the academic year 2022/23 are now open. You will only need to make one application and will be asked to select the subjects you wish to study within the application.

If you need help you can call us on 01234 291291 or email us. You should also look at the financial support we offer.

Apply now