Geography - A2

L3 Level 3
Full Time
4 September 2023 — 7 June 2024
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This A2 Level Geography is a one-year course which should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

This course encourages learners to apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. This will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people, places and environments in the 21st Century. The focus of the specification is to develop an enthusiasm for and competence in geography by using contemporary real-world contexts drawing on both physical and human geography, explores people-environment interactions and encourages development of fieldwork at the local level.

What you will study

The following units are covered:

Unit 3: Global Systems and Global Governance

2 hour written exam
Section A: Global systems: Water and carbon cycles
Section B: Global governance: Change and challenges – migration and oceans

Unit 4: Contemporary Themes in Geography

2 hour written exam
Section A: Tectonic hazards
Section B: Ecosystems and economic growth and challenge:  India, China or Sub-Saharan Africa

Unit 5: Independent Investigation

Non-exam assessment: 3000-4000 words; based on the collection of both primary data and secondary information.

Teaching and assessment

Two written exams and assessment

Course fee per year

Part-time enrolment fee: £0.00

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

Key information

Start date

4 September 2023

End date

7 June 2024

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

A2CC3F37
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced GCE in Geography

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Career prospects & further study

On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:

  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Studies
  • Economics
  • Geology
  • Geography

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Locations

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,

Cardiff,

CF10 5FE