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A Level Geography

  1. 1. A Level Geography At Guildford County School
  2. 2. Exam Board: AQA Entry Requirements: You do not need to have completed GCSE Geography, but you should have at least 5 GCSEs grades A* to C, and an interest in the world around you.
  3. 3. AS Geography You will study Physical and Human Geography topics, and learn Geographical Skills.
  4. 4. In Physical Geography, you will study River Floods and Management,
  5. 5. And one from Cold Environments,
  6. 6. Coastal Environments,
  7. 7. And Hot Desert Environments and their Margins.
  8. 8. In Human Geography, you will study Population Change, and one from
  9. 9. Food Supply Issues,
  10. 10. Energy Issues,
  11. 11. And Health Issues.
  12. 12. Geographical skills are learnt through the Physical and Human Geography topics, and through fieldwork.
  13. 13. A2 Geography You will investigate Contemporary Geographical Issues, and complete either a Geography Fieldwork Investigation, or a Geographical Issues Evaluation.
  14. 14. Contemporary Geographical Issues will include two Physical Options from Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards,
  15. 15. Weather and Climate and Associated Hazards,
  16. 16. And Ecosystems: Change and Challenge,
  17. 17. And two Human Options from World Cities,
  18. 18. Development and Globalisation,
  19. 19. And Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges.
  20. 20. The examination on either the Fieldwork Investigation or the Geographical Issue Evaluation is completed instead of coursework.
  21. 21. So what about g e og raphy ? Are you inte re s te d in … the wonde rs of the NATURAL WORLD
  22. 22. BRA ZIL Or… the is s ue s of the HUMAN WORLD
  23. 23. What topic s will you s tudy ? Loc al Is s ue s Whe re do pe ople c hoos e to live & work ? What proble m s doe s it c aus e ? National Is s ue s Why do we g e t the we athe r we do ? How c an we m inim is e the dam ag e ?
  24. 24. What topic s will you s tudy ? Global Issues How will GLOBAL WARMING affect us? Is our way of life SUSTAINABLE… ? (without damaging the environment)
  25. 25. What s kills will you de ve lop ? Looking from different angles Solving mysteries! Interpreting patterns
  26. 26. What s kills will you de ve lop ? Widening your horizons & Observing & listening
  27. 27. Will Ge og raphy be us e ful ? Problem Time Management Solving World Geography Computer skills are Aware useful in any Skills job! Highly sought after Data by Analysis employers! Team Work Literacy & Map Numeracy Reading Adapted from www.rgs.org
  28. 28. Will Ge og raphy be us e ful ? Do you like to people watch? Geographers deal with urban change. You might use geography to become a Lawyer, Architect, Planner, Social Worker, Market Researcher, Housing Officer or Estate Agent Geographers can explain why people do the work they do? You might use geography to become an Economic Developer, Transport Manager or Retailing Do maps fascinate you?. You might use geography to become an GIS Specialist, a Publisher or Services Manager Adapted from www.rgs.org
  29. 29. Will Ge og raphy be us e ful ? Do you care about world issues? You might use geography to become an Aid worker, a Diplomat, a Refugee Advisor and a Charity Coordinator Do you enjoy watching the weather? You might use geography to become a Weather Presenter, a Disaster Manager, Flood Prevention Officer or Water Supply Coordinator. Do you enjoy being in the landscape? You might use geography to become a Hydrologist, Coastal Manager, Civil Engineer or Geologist. Adapted from www.rgs.org
  30. 30. Will Ge og raphy be us e ful ? Do you like discovering new places?. You might use geography to become a Travel Agent, Tourism Officer, Tour Guide, Media researcher or an Eco- Tourism Advisor. Do you care about our planet? You might use geography to become a Conservation Officer, Environmental Consultant, a Forestry Ranger or a Pollution Analyst. Adapted from www.rgs.org
  31. 31. Richard Reed: Geography Graduate Founding Director of innocent smoothies The company makes natural fruit drinks, and is committed to running its business in a sustainable way. These values underpin every single decision the company makes from sourcing its fruit, to choosing green electricity to run their offices. innocent is committed to investing in the future of those countries that it sources its ingredients from and donates 10% of profits to the foundation each year. Based in the UK, the majority of the foundation’s funding goes to overseas projects. Using Geography in Life
  32. 32. What do pe ople s ay about Ge og raphy ? “ Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future “ Michael Palin “A top pupil applying for Medicine should study A level Geography because it is the best preparation for the skills required in further education and life in general” Glasgow University Medical Dept Geography Worth considering?