Your understanding will be enhanced by our links with highly renowned academics and via the additional enrichment activities on offer. Geography is a discipline that in one way or another relates to everyone both in understanding the physical world and what we do in it.
These distinct and complementary subjects enable you to appreciate the complex nature and diversity of today’s modern society. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the internal and external forces that shapes our lives and determine our life chances. As part of your studies you’ll assess the merits of competing theories and explanations. Your understanding will be enhanced by our links with highly renowned academics and via the additional enrichment activities on offer. Teachers within the department come from a variety of backgrounds and specialisms, bringing an often unique quality to their teaching. Having high standards and expectations means that each individual in their care is guided to achieve to the best of their ability
Geography is a discipline that in one way or another relates to everyone both in understanding the physical world and what we do in it. The focus of the Eduqas specification is to develop an enthusiasm for, and competence in, geography by using contemporary real-world contexts, across a range of specified spatial and temporal scales, and through engagement with practical application of geographical skills and techniques in the field.
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. It draws on both physical and human geography, explores people-environment interactions and encourages development of fieldwork at the local level to enable learners to pose enquiry questions. All themes integrate geographical skills, scale and specialised concepts.
You do not need to have any prior knowledge of the subject nor have studied it at GCSE level. All we require is that you have an interest in the subject. Much of the assessment will be in the form of extended writing so you will require a good standard of written English. You should be mathematically competent as there will be interpretation and construction of graphs, use and analysis of statistical data and some calculations.
Those who study Geography will develop the following skill sets:
80% examination taken at the end of the second year. 20% individual fieldwork based coursework project completed in the second year.
Most of the teaching and learning equipment such as handouts, worksheets, exam questions and folders will be provided on the course and covered by the general course cost. You will need basic equipment such as a calculator, protractor, highlighter pens etc. You are strongly advised to purchase a recommended text. (Details will be provided at the start of the course). All students are required to participate in five local field trips, this will incur costs (approximately £60 per student). Students on QMC bursaries will have the fees covered by the college.
The A level syllabus links closely with events happening around the World now – follow our Twitter @QMCGeog with interesting current news stories
These distinct and complementary subjects enable you to appreciate the complexity and diversity of modern society.
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