Geography

 Specification: Edexcel

Why study Geography?

 

What will I study?

In year 12 you will study both physical and human geography by considering dynamic landscapes; tectonic processes and hazards and coastal landscapes and dynamic places; globalisation and shaping places, a study of how places are regenerated. Part of the work on coastal landscapes and regenerating places will involve Geographical investigations where fieldwork is essential. In year 13 you will study the Water Cycle and Water Insecurity, Energy Security, Global Development and Health, Human Rights and Intervention. There is also a synoptic assessment that draws on one of the units covered. You will also have to complete Independent Investigation using fieldwork data collected during our second compulsory fieldtrip.

How will I be assessed?

You will sit three external examinations at the end of year 13; the first two both worth 30% each and the third 20% of the A Level. This will be an exam comprising two sections and a resource booklet including synoptic resources. You will complete a piece of coursework which is worth 20%; based upon an Independent Investigation of a topic from the Units we have covered.

Entry requirements

Grade C or better in English Language and Geography GCSE.

Course expenses

All students attend fieldwork visits during the A Level course; this includes a 4-night residential at the end of year 12. The approximate cost will be £350 for the trip. We encourage all students to subscribe to Geography Review, an A Level magazine, at a cost of £12.50 per year.

Sixth Form ProspectusDownload
The Gryphon School - Facebook 18 Jan

It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!

Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9

The Gryphon School - Facebook 22 Jan

*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.

Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.

Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/

The Gryphon School - Facebook 24 Jan

Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm