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Gallwn, Gofalwn

Geography A level

We follow the WJEC A Level Specification. The WJEC GCE AS and A level in Geography encourage learners to apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. In turn this will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people, places and environments in the 21st Century.

Learners should be able to develop both knowledge and understanding of contemporary geographical concepts together with transferable skills that will enable them to progress to higher education and a range of employment opportunities.

The focus of the specification is to develop an enthusiasm for and competence in geography by using contemporary real-world contexts, from a range of specified spatial scales, and through engagement with and practical application of geographical skills and techniques in the field. This specification draws on both physical and human geography, explores people-environment interactions and encourages development of fieldwork at the local level to enable learners to pose enquiry questions.

How will I be assessed? (Assessment)

AS Unit 1: Changing Landscapes Written examination: 2 hours 24% of qualification

AS Unit 2: Changing Places Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 16% of qualification

A2 Unit 3: Global Systems and Global Governance Written examination: 2 hours 24% of qualification

A2 Unit 4: Contemporary Themes in Geography Written examination: 2 hours 16% of qualification

A2 Unit 5: Independent Investigation Non-exam assessment: 3000 – 4000 words 20% of qualification

What kind of work will I do outside the classroom?

Additional reading, research and fieldwork

What could I do at the end of my course? (Progressions)

Important for further study and careers: the Russell Group of Universities, along with the Universities Minister, recognise A Level Geography as one of the key 'facilitating' subjects for entry to degree level study.

Entry Requirements: GCSE Geography C