St Davids College

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Geography - A Level

Exam Body

WJEC (A Level)

Head of Department

The Geography A level course at St David's College allows pupils to strengthen knowledge, skills and develop research methods to leave school life as a highly adaptable, employable, and desirable individual.

The courses add detail to that learned during, GCSE whilst also introducing a vast array of new topics.

During the two years, there will be ample opportunities for field visits, including an opportunity to take part and represent a country of their choice in a model United Nations conference.

The Department prides itself on being well resourced with textbooks and field equipment as well as digitally and online. Department members are specialist and enthusiastic and integrate their own experiences of global travel and Geography into lesson content. This caters for a wide-ranging form of teaching and learning styles, meeting the needs of every pupil.

AS-Level Course Content

AS Unit 1: Changing Landscape

Written Exam 2 hours

  • Section A: Changing landscapes
  • Section B: Tectonic Hazards

AS unit 2: changing Places

Written Exam 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Section A: Changing Places
  • Section B: Fieldwork investigation in physical and human geography

A-Level Course Content

A2 Unit 3: Global Systems and Global Governance

Written Exam 2 hours

  • Section A: Global Systems
  • Section B: Global Governance: Change and Challenges
  • Section C: 21st Century Challenges

A2 Unit 4: Contemporary Themed in Geography

Written Exam 2 hours

  • Section A: Tectonic Hazards
  • Section B: Contemporary Themes in Geography

A2 Unit 5: Independent investigation

Non-exam assessment: 3000 - 4000 words

Mathew Roberts

Head of Department

Matthew Roberts

Head of Humanities