Sixth Form (A Levels)

A Level Geography

Description

The Cambridge GCE A Level Geography syllabus is designed to enable students to explain and understand the geographical world around them. This highly valued qualification will evidence both students’ understanding of key theoretical principles and practical skills.

The Cambridge IGCSE Geography syllabus enables students to progress on to a Degree at university.

Assessment

Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.

Homework

Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts.

Reporting

Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework. Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultations per year – one each term.

The course will follow the current Cambridge International Exam (CIE) 9696 specifications.

The course will be based on the textbooks recommended for the CIE A Levels.

This specification is well-regarded among colleges and universities as it is well-rounded allowing learners to have a grasp of all aspects of human and physical geography giving a firm basis from which to springboard into A-level and beyond.

The Physical Core

  • Hydrology and fluvial geomorphology
  • Atmosphere and weather
  • Rocks and weathering

The Human Core

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Settlement dynamics

Advanced Physical Geography Options

  • Tropical environments
  • Coastal environments
  • Hazardous environments
  • Arid and semi-arid environments
  • Candidates study two of the above environments

Advanced Human Geography Options

  • Production, location and change
  • Environmental management
  • Global interdependence
  • Economic transition
  • Candidates study two of the above topics

Bellfield, J, Gillet, J, Gillett, M, Rutter, J (2014) Cambridge IGCSE Geography Collins, London (NB this is an updated edition – please do not purchase the earlier edition)

  1. Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside (OS Landranger Map) (2011) ISBN: 978-0319232064
  2. Cambridge, Royston, Duxford & Linton (OS Explorer Map) (2014) ISBN: 978-0319242018
  3. Scarborough, Bridlington and Flamborough Head (OS Explorer Map) (2006) ISBN: 978-0319237977

All students will require a pencil, ruler (30cm), eraser, pencil sharpener, black/blue pen, red biro, green biro, pencil crayons (minimum – red, blue, green, brown, black, purple, orange, yellow, pink), a pair of compasses, a piece of string (30cm) and a protractor.  A basic calculator will also be useful.

The Teacher

Hi. I am Head of Geography at Cambridge Home School. I am a qualified secondary school teacher (PGCE) and educated to Masters level. I have many years of teaching experience in Geography and I am passionate about getting the most out of my pupils.

From Mrs Clements

I  know about how exam boards work as I am an examiner for most of the larger ones. This is clearly advantageous to helping my students target high value criteria and in ensuring they attain their potential.

mrs clements wheeler

How to apply

Our school is nearly always full, with very few school places!

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