Geography

Geography

A Level

3rd Sep `22

2 Years

Full-time

Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Attleborough Academy  Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation.

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Attleborough Academy 

Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation. Excellent relationships between students and staff are at the heart of the ethos of the Academy and are often commented on by those who come in to visit.

The Sixth Form offers a wide range of Advanced Level courses together with additional entitlement activities. We presently have approximately 120 students and this should rise to over 180 over the next couple of years as we are receiving record numbers of applications year on year.

Attleborough Academy was the first Secondary School in East Anglia to be awarded the prestigious Challenge Award for their educational provision for the most able. 

Attleborough students have the chance to develop a wide range of interests:  we run a number of overseas visits each year (including a Ski Trip, and European tours to Italy, Austria, Germany and beyond); in Year 13 students have the opporunity to be elected to the Presidents Team who represent and help to develop the Sixth Form; the Youth STEM Award is being introduced at Gold Level for those who wish to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths; the Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered via our link with the Norfolk D of E group; and much more besides.

Facilities at this Provider:

With significant investment in Facilities having been made over the past few years and additional investment planned, Sixth Formers now enjoy a facility with four separate rooms with upgraded computers and larger screens to enable them to complete private study. With a new Sixth Form building to be developed in the 2020-21 academic year.

A dedicated Progress Mentor is on hand to support students with study and revision skills, as well as offering careers and applications guidance. 

Students are provided with both Office 365 and Google accounts, which enables them to work in the cloud, and install the Office suite of applications at home for free, on up to five computers or laptops.

For students studying Media, Photography, Drama or Product Design, recent investments in new camera equipment give students access to photographic equipment rarely seen on this scale in an education environment. In Computing; the lab gives students an environment to code, test and develop their own solutions to computing problems.

Type of Provider: School with Sixth Form

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Course details

In A-Level Geography we follow the AQA specification; you will learn up-to-the-minute contemporary and relevant issues which impact us locally and globally. The course is split into Physical and Human Geography; in addition there is a Geographical Investigation element which will involve first-hand data collection in the field. Students are expected to pick up on recent events through the media and use this to support their understanding of Geography.

Physical Geography topics of study will include; the water and carbon cycles, glacial systems and landscapes and hazards. In Human Geography the themes we cover across the course are; contemporary urban environments, changing places and global systems and governance.

In Y12 we run a trip to North Yorkshire in the summer term which allows students to gain knowledge and understanding of how to undertake ?eldwork necessary to complete an individual Geographical Investigation report. In Yr13 students will have the opportunity to devise their own fieldwork and undertake an investigation in their own time to complete the requirements of the course.

Assessment

In the A-Level there are two written exam papers, one covering Physical Geography and the other examining Human Geography. Each paper is worth 40% of the A-Level. Additionally there will be a non-exam assessment of the Geographical Investigation which will be 20% of the qualification. This report will be between 3000-4000 words and the title of the investigation will be chosen by the individual student.


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Attleborough Academy, 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AJ

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Qualification: A Level
Exam Board: AQA
Progression:

Geography combines very well with a wide variety of subjects from both arts and sciences. The skills of research, processing information and the up-to-date knowledge of the world are all highly prized by universities and employers, whatever the course or job being considered. Geography may also be highly valued for careers in the Diplomatic Service, many types of Surveying and Planning, the Armed Forces as well as the Travel, Transport and Tourism industries.


Admission details

Age: 16-19

Entry Requirements for this Course:

GCSE Geography 5  |  Mathematics and English 4-5 (in either combination)

Progression into the second year of the course is reliant on students achieving a minimum D grade in the End of Year 1 Exam.

Contact:

  • Andy Cole (Head of Sixth Form)
  • Attleborough Academy Norfolk
  • 01953452335