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Structure of the AS and A2

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AS Geography consists of two units:

Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography

Topic list

  • Core Physical Section: Rivers, floods and management
  • Option: Coastal environments
  • Core Human Section: Global population change
  • Option: Food Supply Issues

Assessment

Externally assessed in June 2009

 

Written Paper:

2 hours

Weighting:

70% of total AS / 35% A Level marks

Structured short and extended questions.

Unit 2: Applied Geography

Topic list

  • Basic, investigative, ICT, graphical, cartographical and statistical skills
  • Research skills and the assessment of AS fieldwork

Assessment

Externally assessed in June 2009

 

Written Paper:

1 hours

Weighting:

30% of total AS / 15% A Level marks

Structured skills and generic research/fieldwork questions.

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