AQA A Level Geography
All the following are an integral part of the study the course:
- The physical processes that create and change the world around us.
- The connection between humans and the physical world, how we impact this and how we use it to enable economic growth and infrastructure.
- The connections between people and differing societies and how that impacts development across the world.
Core Unit of Study
1. Water and carbon cycles – The water cycle, The carbon cycle and life on Earth.
2. Hot desert systems and landscapes – Systems and processes, Desertification, Arid landscape development.
3. Hazards – Plate tectonics, Volcanic hazards, Seismic hazards, Weather hazards, Wildfires.
4. Global systems and global governance – Globalisation, Global systems, International trade and the economy, Global governance.
5. Changing places – The nature and importance of places, The relationships and connections between places.
6. Contemporary urban environments – Urbanisation, Urban forms, Social and economic issues with urbanisation, Urban climate, Urban waste and its disposal and Sustainable urban development.
Unit of Study Geography Fieldwork Investigation (coursework)
Students will conduct some geographical fieldwork and will create a dissertation-style piece of coursework to outline their findings in the field. This will include data collection, data presentation and your own analysis/conclusions of this data.
Assessment is in the form of 2 x 2 hour 30 min written examinations and 1 piece of coursework between 2000-4000 words.