KS5 Geography

 

Our KS5 geography curriculum will excite students’ minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate their investigative and analytical skills.

Students studying geography in KS5 follow the AQA A-Level Geography specification.

A-Level Geography is a linear course, taught over two years but with two separate subject specialists, a physical geography teacher and a human geography teacher.

A-Level Geography is a facilitating subject which addresses a wide range of dynamic issues. In the 21st Century the role of the geographer has become more important in society. Discussions on sustainability and the way we deal with environmental issues are seen as one of the greatest challenges facing the world.  Over the course of many decades issues that have dominated our conscious minds such as war in the Middle East, deforestation in the Amazon and the exponential growth of world population has led to Geography being seen as a facilitating subject that is highly regarded by Russell group universities and many potential careers.

Students will further develop and demonstrate a range of geographical skills, including cartographic, graphical, numerical and statistical skills, throughout their KS5 study. Additionally, the KS5 curriculum allows the students to further develop skills in understanding and using qualitative and quantitative data and also developing their literacy skills to formulate enquiry and argument.  The Independent Investigation (coursework) 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.

 

Component

Physical Geography (40%)

Human Geography (40%)

1

Water and Carbon

Globalisation

2

Glaciation

Changing Places

3

Natural Hazards

Urban Environments

4

Independent Investigation (20%)