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Geography

To be completed during AS Geography (Y12)

  • Unit 1 GEOG1 Physical and Human Geography (specifically students will learn and be assessed on Population Change, Hydrological Systems, Glaciated Environments and Healthcare Issues)
  • Population Change and Hydrological Systems (September – January)
  • Healthcare Issues and Disease and Glaciated Environments (February – May)
  • Unit 2 GEOG2 Geographical Skills. (Students will participate in a geographical fieldtrip that will be then incorporated into a study which will be applied to the Geographical Skills paper)
  • The element of skills will be applied and practised in a number of lessons and activities throughout the year.
  • There is no coursework element to the A Level

To be completed during A2 Geography (Y13)

  • Unit 3 GEOG3 Contemporary Geographical Issues
  • Students will learn about Tectonic Hazards and Management, World Cities, Development and Globalisation and Ecosystems
  • Unit 4B GEO4B Geographical Issue Evaluation
  • When students receive the Advanced Information Booklet they will be prepared during lessons to apply their knowledge and understanding on the issue provided by the AQA.

Y12 – AS GEOGRAPHY

Unit 1 – GEOG1 - Physical and Human Geography

  • 70% of AS, 35% of A Level
  • 2 hour written examination
  • 120 marks
  • Structured short and extended questions
  • This exam is available in January and June at Mosslands the students will be entered for the June exam.

Unit 2 – GEOG2

  • Geographical Skills
  • 30% of AS, 15% of A Level
  • 1 hour written examination
  • 50 marks
  • Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions Tested in June

Y13 – A2 GEOGRAPHY

Unit 3 – GEOG3

  • Contemporary Geographical Issues 30% of A Level
  • 2 hour 30 minutes written examination
  • 80 marks
  • Structured short and extended questions, plus an essay

Unit 4 –GEO4B Geographical Issue Evaluation

  • 20% of A Level
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
  • 60 marks

A successful A Level Geography Student will;

  • Be able to interpret a range of data and resources provided for them,
  • Be able to present and analyze data,
  • Be able collect data using fieldwork, internet research and other methods,
  • Be able to call upon a body of geographical knowledge and understanding,
  • Be able to carry out further research into an issue,
  • Be able to consider evidence from different points of view, Be able to evaluate and critically assess information,
  • Be able to work independently,

Be motivated, positive and enthusiastic toward the subject and how Geography can lead to a greater understanding of the world around them and impact upon how they develop their career in the future.