AQA A-Level Geography

GCSE Geography

Units/modules studied by term

Geographical Applications [3.3] & Geographical Skills [unit 3.4] are taught throughout the subject content/ fieldwork sessions throughout the course.

Year 1

Autumn:
3.1 Physical geography
Section A: 3.1.1 Water and carbon cycles
Section C: 3.1.5 Hazards
Spring:
3.1 Physical geography
Section B: 3.1.3 Coastal systems and landscapes
3.2 Human geography
Section A: 3.2.1 Global systems and global governance
Summer:
Mock Exams & Fieldwork

Year 2

Autumn:
3.2 Human geography
3.2.1 Changing Places
Spring:
3.2 Human geography
Section C: Population and the environment or Resource security
Summer:
Revision, External Exams

Educational Visits undertaken with this course:

Human and physical geography fieldwork – London and a coastal site.

Course Details

Course/awarding title: AQA
Specification Code: 7037
Qualification Accreditation: TBC
Length of course: 2 Years
Guided learning hours: 360 GLH

Assessment

Outcome grades: E to A* (PASS), U (FAIL)
Entry requirements: High
External examination:
Two mandatory papers each of 2h 30 minutes

Paper 1

Physical Geography
How it’s assessed
• Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
• 40%

Paper 2

Human Geography
How it’s assessed
• Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
• 40%

Paper 3

Fieldwork Investigation
How it’s assessed
• 20%

Coursework: Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

The report is 3000-4000 words – 60 marks (20%)
Coursework Deadlines: These are not extendable as work has to be sent to the examination board.

Assessments: Initial, 2 Teacher set KAT (Key Assessments Tasks) per Term, Yr 12 Mock (July), Yr 13 Mock (Jan), Y13 (End of course)