AS/A Level Geography Course
Exam board: WJEC
AS Level: 2110QS – A Level: 1110QS
Geography is a fascinating and ever changing subject. It is a subject which, more than any other, empowers people to understand the earth and the complex interactions between people and places on a variety of scales.
Geography encourages enthusiasm for the world in which we live, independence of thought, and adds meaning to world events. Geographers question the world and seek to understand it, linking a variety of facts to reach reasoned answers
Students learn vital skills such as data collection and presentation, statistical analysis and fieldwork observation.A systematic programme of physical and human fieldwork is undertaken throughout the AS and A2 course in locations around Swansea and Internationally.
Geography is intrinsically valuable as part of a student’s broader education and improves their skills base. It is a much valued traditional subject, which is well respected by both universities and employers. It is a subject in its own right but is also very useful as a qualification for careers concerned with Law, Management, Accounts and Economics, The Media, Surveying, Property Development, Civil Service and Natural Sciences.
To study A Level Geography you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 / C or above. You also require grade 5 / C or above including in Geography.
The WJEC GCE AS and A level in Geography encourages 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.
The subject content focuses on the dynamic nature of physical systems and
processes in the real world, and on the interactions and connectivity between people,
places and environments in both time and space. The core themes are divided into
separate physical and human themes. The non-core content draws on both physical
and human geography and also people-environment interactions. All themes integrate geographical skills, scale and specialised concepts.
AS Level consists of 2 units.
A2 Level consists of 3 units
This is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment.
Assessment opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year,
until the end of the life of the specification.
This specification is divided into a total of 5 units, 2 AS units and 3 A2 units. Weightings
noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.
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