A Level Geography : Code ALV10
A Level Geography Home Study Course
AQA A Level Geography
This specification is designed to:
On this course you will study four units:
Unit 1: GEOG1 Physical and Human Geography
Written examination: 2 Hours
Unit 2: GEOG2 Geographical Skills
Written examination: 1 hour
Unit 3: GEOG3 Contemporary Geographical Issues
Written examination: 2 hour 30 minutes
Unit 4: either
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Unit 1 Physical and Human Geography
The study of core geographical concepts along with contrasting themes of contemporary or environmental impact, management and sustainability.
Unit 2 Geographical Skills
A geographical skills paper based on the content of Unit 1.
Skills include: investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT and statistical skills.
Unit 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues
An issues-based approach to contemporary geographical themes.
Unit 4A Geography Field Work Investigation
This unit gives candidates the opportunity to extend an area of the subject content into a more detailed fieldwork study.
Candidates analyse and evaluate their fieldwork in response to the questions set. In addition, candidates will be assessed on fieldwork skills.
or: Unit 4B Geographical Issue Evaluation
This unit gives candidates the opportunity to use their skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
An advance information booklet is pre-released 2 months prior to the exam to facilitate candidates' research into an area which extends from the specification content.
AQA AS Geography: Student's Book, Smith John, Roger Knill, 2008, Nelson Thornes Ltd.,
ISBN-10: 0748782583; ISBN-13: 978-0748782581
AQA A2 Geography, John Smith, Roger Knill, 2009, Nelson Thornes,
ISBN-10: 074878259; ISBN-13: 978-0748782598
AS +A2 = A level in Geography. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.
Method of Study
Method of Assessment
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
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Length of Course
Our A Levels come with tutor support for 18 months
You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
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