We want to apply the school aim of ‘Excellence in Education’ in a Geographical context. This is summed up below:
KS4: GCSE Geography (AQA syllabus A)
Unit 1 – Physical Geography (37.5% of final grade):
· Water on the Land,
· The Coastal Zone,
· The Restless Earth.
Unit 2 – Human Geography (37.5% of final grade):
· Population Change,
Unit 3 – Controlled Assessment (25% of final grade):
An investigation based on tourism in the Lake District National Park. Pupil will undertake a field trip in order to collect primary data for their investigation.
KS5: AS and A2 LEVEL GEOGRAPHY
We follow the AQA Geography specification at A Level.
AS: Unit 1 – Human and Physical Geography (70% of AS-Level):
Pupils study a ‘core’ unit in addition to an ‘optional’ unit in both Human and Physical Geography.
AS: Unit 2 – Geographical Skills (30% of AS-Level):
Pupils undertake a residential field trip to Malham Tarn Field Studies Centre in preparation for this examination.
A2: Unit 3 – Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges (60% of A2-Level):
Pupils study 1 Physical Geography topic and 2 Human Geography topics.
A2: Unit 4a – Geography Fieldwork Investigation (40% of A2-Level):
Pupils carry out a Geographical enquiry in the local area in preparation for this examination.