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A' Level Geography Course

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future

Course Description

This A' Level Geography Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

This course is designed to build naturally on GCSE understanding with minimal duplication of content and develop skills involving fieldwork

What makes us unique when delivering your A Level specification?

At Learn Now, we treat our students as individuals not numbers. Not everyone works at the same pace or needs the same level of assistance and your Tutor will ensure that you receive as much help as is required. We wont just provide you with your course materials and leave you to get on with it; your course will be tailored to your needs. We have a resource bank full of useful aids and ideas to help you make the most of your studies and give you the best possible chance of success.

Please note A Levels are changing over the next few years, click here for more information.

This A' Level Geography course forms part of the new linear qualifications. This means that students will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.

AS levels will become decoupled from A' Levels; this means that they will both become entirely separate qualifications. You will no longer be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A' Level qualification and you will sit either AS or A' Level exams.

What can you do with A' Level Geography

The skills you gain from A' Level Geography will allow you to go into Industries as diverse as advertising, environmental management, law or social services. If you specialise in geography at higher education (or use your Geography A Level as a stepping stone to study geology at university) you could find yourself doing things like charting oil wells or exploring rock formations throughout the world.

If you are looking to progress onto University, students in the past have taken subjects in the following areas:

  • Human and Social Geography
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
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Modules

AS Level

Component 1: Physical geography and people and the environment

Water and carbon cycles as natural systems
The water cycle
The carbon cycle
Water, carbon, climate and life on Earth
Quantitative and qualitative skills
Case studies
The concept of hazard in a geographical context
Plate tectonics
Volcanic hazards
Seismic hazards
Storm hazards
Fires in nature
Case studies

Component 2: Human Geography and geography fieldwork investigation

The nature and importance of places
Changing places relationships, connections, meaning and representation
Relationships and connections
Meaning and representation
Quantitative and qualitative skills
Place studies
Students will need to undertake two days of geographical fieldwork in relation to processes in both physical and human geography and provide evidence to the centre that this has been completed, for example, photos and/or data collected.

AS level consists of two 1 hour 30 minute examinations each totalling 50% of the overall AS Level grade.

Full A' Level

Component 1: Physical Geography

Water and carbon cycles as natural systems
The water cycle
The carbon cycle
Water, carbon, climate and life on Earth
Quantitative and qualitative skills
Case studies
Glaciers as natural systems
The nature and distribution of cold environments
Systems and processes
Glaciated landscape development
Human impacts on cold environments
Quantitative and qualitative skills
Case studies
The concept of hazard in a geographical context
Plate tectonics
Volcanic hazards
Seismic hazards
Storm hazards
Fires in nature
Case studies

Component 2: Human Geography

Globalisation
Global systems
International trade and access to markets
Global governance
The 'global commons'
Antarctica as a global common
Globalisation critique
Quantitative and qualitative skills
The nature and importance of places
Changing places relationships, connections, meaning and representation
Relationships and connections
Meaning and representation
Quantitative and qualitative skills
Place studies
Introduction
Environment and population
Environment, health and well-being
Population change
Principles of population ecology and their application to human populations
Global population futures
Case studies

Component 3: Geography Fieldwork Investigation

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.

A' Level assessment consists of two 2 hour 30 minute exams each contributing 40% to the overall A' Level grade and Coursework giving 20% of the A' Level grade.

Previous Knowledge Required

It is recommended that students should be educated to GCSE Grade C or equivalent and have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Support

You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 24 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations/practicals at an AQA approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you. Students will also be required to pay an admin fee for submission of their coursework.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan. The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


Course

Payment Method

Initial Payment

Monthly Instalment

Total Payable

Full A' Level

Pay in Full

£320.00

Nil

£320.00

Full A' Level

Instalment Option

£155.00

£60.00 x 4 months

£395.00

AS Level

Pay in Full

£249.00

Nil

£249.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

AQA - The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA's primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.

Specification code

A' Level Geography AQA: 7037
AS Level Geography AQA: 7036




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