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Geography

AQA Geography

What is the course about?

 

This course builds on the knowledge from GCSE Geography. It has a distinctive balance between human and physical geography. It explores topics and themes that are important in the everyday world.

 

How will I be assessed?

Year 12: The AS Course or the first part of the A Level

Component 1: Physical Geography and people and the environment

Section A: Coastal Systems and Landscapes Section B: Hazards

1h 30min exam; total of 80 marks; 50% of the AS

Component 2: Human Geography and geography fieldwork investigation

Section A: Global Systems and Global Governance

Section B: Geography Fieldwork Investigation and Geographical skills

1h 30min exam; total of 80 marks; 50% of the AS

Year 13: The second part of the A level course. The examinations at the end of the second year will test content taught in both year 12 and year 13.

Component 1: Physical Geography

Section A: Water and Carbon Cycles, Section B: Coastal Systems, Section C:  Hazards

2h 30min exam; total of 96 marks; 40% of the A level

Component 2: Human Geography

Section A: Global Systems and Governance, Section B: Changing Places, Section C:  Popultion and the environment

2h 30min exam; total of 96 marks; 40% of the A level

Component 3: Geographical Investigation

Independently written; 3000-4000 words; 20% of the A Level; marked by the class teacher and moderated by AQA.

How will this course help me in the future?

 

It will provide you with the skills to go onto higher education courses. These courses are not just limited to geographical routes. Future careers that are linked to this course are wide ranging and will allow you to travel and experience the world.

 

 

 

 


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