What is it?
Geography is diverse, topical, exciting and challenging. It provides a holistic view of the world and develops a greater understanding of the human and physical processes that shape it.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
At Blackpool Sixth you will have a teacher who is an experienced examiner for the subject. Geography is a well-respected subject and superb preparation for studying academic courses at university.
What skills will I develop?
- A holistic understanding of global issues
- A structured approach to learning
- Project management skills
- Enhanced skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation
- The skills to become a reflective and independent learner
How will I be taught?
- Group and peer working
- Individual investigative work
- Directed sessions
- A range of learning activities
How will I be assessed?
All assessment at the end of year two:
Paper 1 – Physical Geography (30%)
Paper 2 – Human Geography (30%)
Paper 3 – Synoptic Paper (20%)
Non-examined assessment (Coursework) – 20%
The A Level Geography teacher has 16 years experience of teaching Geography and 12 years experience at A level. He also has 6 years examining experience at AS and A level for AQA and 2 years experience with Edexcel.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
Students will carry out 4 days of mandatory fieldwork in the local area. Students will have the opportunity to research work placements and potential EPQ investigations related to Geography. Students may have the opportunity to attend a Humanities department led overseas expedition. Opportunities to attend lectures from guest speakers, e.g. Lancaster University.
Where does it lead?
Geography can lead students into a very diverse range of vocations and university courses. Sabine Dunstan – Land Economy at Cambridge University; Jane Hardy-Jones – MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science at Lancaster University.
Students will have the opportunity to purchase textbooks at a cost of £25 per year and an opportunity to purchase a course revision guide for the two years for £17.
What will I study?
- Tectonic processes and hazards
- Coastal landscapes & change
- Regenerating places
- The Water Cycle and water insecurity
- The Carbon Cycle and energy security
- Migration, identity & sovereignty
- Grade 4 (ideally higher tier) in GCSE Geography plus grade 4 in GCSE English Language.