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					   Geography AS & A Level
    What will I learn on the course?
What factors influence people and our natural
environment?
What are the economic forces that drive the world
economy?
What decisions are being made about the use and
management of resources?

An appreciation of current events and world
problems.
Fieldwork Skills.
 What kind of student is this
 course for?
 Those students who:
 have an interest and concern
  for the environment;
 are interested in current
  affairs.
 enjoy a subject that is relevant
  to your own lives and
  experiences;
 want the opportunity to carry
  out practical work outdoors as
  well as class work;
 want to link both the `sciences’
  with the `humanities’;
                 AS Geography
 Unit 1: Physical Environment

  Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift,
 Volcanoes and Earthquakes,
 Weathering and Rocks, Management
 Issues.

 Hydrological
Cycle, Rivers, River
Management.

  Coastal Landscapes, Sea
 Level Change, Coastal
 Ecosystems, Coastal
 Management.
  Unit 2 : Human Environments
 Distribution of World’s population,
world population change and
government influences.


 Settlements, land use
changes, government
influences.




 Migration, push & pull
factors, government
policies.
Unit 3: Fieldwork Investigation –
Applied Skills Exam
 Fieldwork in Cyprus to study both human
 and physical geography.
 Enquiry based. Pupils collect data, analyse it
 and test a hypothesis or solve a problem.
A/S Assessment
  Physical Environments Unit 1: 1 ¼ hours. Six
       structured questions, two on each topic.
       Students do three, one on each topic.
  Human Environments Unit 2: 1 ¼ hours. Six
       structured questions, two on each topic.
       Students do three, one from each topic.
  Applied Geographical Skills Unit 3: 1 ½ hours.
       Two compulsory questions. First gives
   information about an unfamiliar area and asks
   you to write about fieldwork that could be done in
   the area. Second will ask you to write about your
   own fieldwork experiences.
    Advanced GCE Geography
    Unit 4 Physical Systems, Processes and Patterns

      Earth’s        Upland, lowland,
atmosphere, global   fluvial, glaciation
 movements of air                          Ecosystems, soil
                     and periglaciation;
   and weather                             formation and
                     human impacts in
 systems and how                           Human Impacts
                     and around
 people influence                          on them.
                     glaciers.
   weather and
      climate.
  Unit 5: Human Systems,
  Processes and Patterns
 Industrial      Urbanisation;
location;        food production;
changing world   rural/urban
                                     World
employment       interdependence;
                                    development;
patterns;        change in
                                    trade and aid.
globalization;   rural/urban
pollution.       environments.
Unit 6: Synoptic - People and
their Environments
 Draws together many ideas learnt from the whole
  2 year course in a knowledge and skills paper.
 You will be tested on your ability to show that you
  understand the links and connections between
  different parts of the course.
Advanced Assessment
 Physical Systems, Processes and Patterns Unit 4:
  1 ½ hours. There are six structured essays, two on
  each of the topics covered. You must choose 2,
  on two different topics.
 Human Systems, Processes and Patterns Unit 5: 1
  ½ hours. There are six structured essays, two on
  each of the topics covered. You must choose 2, on
  two different topics.
 Synoptic Paper Unit 6: Information about an
  unfamiliar situation is given. You are asked to use
  the skills and knowledge learnt to answer
  structured questions. 2. Four essay titles are
  given. You must choose 1.
What skills do I develop during this
course?
 Communication
 Literacy
 Numeracy
ICT
Problem solving
Group work
Fieldwork
What could I do at the
 end of my course?

 You learn many transferable skills
  relevant for work and education.
 Science: Engineering, Psychology,
  Environmental Science,
  Oceanography, Geology, ICT.
  Humanities: Business, Law, Media,
  Politics and Philosophy, Travel and
  Tourism, Accounting, Journalism.

				
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