Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY “The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together” Barack Obama Geography helps to expand your knowledge and understanding of theworld. It is about the exploration of both the human world and the physical world with a key element being the interrelationship between people and their environments alongside an understanding of the opportunities, problems and conflicts that result from change. Geography is an incredibly flexible and wide-ranging subject. Climate change, migration, natural disasters, inequality, water insecurity and energy security are just some of the challenges that are facing the next generation and geographers will be required to help address these complex issues. It allows you to question, assess and evaluate issues at different scales and from varying perspectives whilst developing your own opinions. There is the opportunity to study a wide range of contemporary case studies that vary, from exploring how Clacton-on-Sea has changed, the volcanic eruptions of Mount Nyiragongo to global change in climate change. CURRICULUM STATEMENT We follow the Geography AQA course and throughout the two years you will study: • Physical Geography (40%) • Water and the carbon cycle • Coastal systems and landscapes • Hazards or Ecosystems under-stress • Human Geography (40%) • Changing Places • Global Systems and Global Governance • Population and the Environment • NEA- Non-exam assessed (20%) • Fieldwork investigation that relates to topics on the exam specification COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and maths and a minimum of a grade 6 in GCSE Geography is desirable. ENTRY CRITERIA