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A Level Geography Online Course

This A Level Geography Course offers a natural progression from GCSE.  

The course will give students the opportunity to engage with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time, study the relationship between human populations with their physical environment and consider their own role in relation to themes and issues being studied and the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers.

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Enrolment Fee:

£395.00

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Description

This A Level Geography Distance Learning Online 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. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

Please note that as the awarding body is CAIE, the qualification will be International A’ Level / AS Level Geography.

You will still earn UCAS points with this qualification and many students use Cambridge International AS & A’ Levels to gain places at leading universities worldwide including the UK.

A Level Course

Paper 1, 1 hour 30 minutes written examination – 60 marks, 50% of AS – 25% of A Level

Paper 2, 1 hour 30 minutes written examination – 60 marks, 50% of AS – 25% of A Level

Paper 3, 1 hour 30 minutes written examination – 60 marks, 25% of A Level

Paper 4, 1 hour 30 minutes written examination – 60 marks, 25% of A Level

You can study AS or A2 on its own, please contact us for further information.

Our courses at International Home Study allow our students to work at their own pace and we work to ensure all our student’s needs are met. Our resources will cover the requirements of the course making sure you stay on track with the subject you choose.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and 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 a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Whats included?

Students will be provided with logins for the student portal where they will find all the study materials they need to complete their course. They will also be provided with an e-textbook to assist them in completing their assignments.

Students will be provided with a Tutor who will help guide them through their course, and their Tutor will expect them to submit a number of assignments in order that their progress can be monitored. These assignments will be graded for them and feedback provided. You will also be able to ask the Tutor any questions about the course or for more help if needed. Once their course has been completed, they will then be allocated practice exam papers to ensure that they are familiar with the procedure and layout of their exams. Learners will be expected to complete these under exam conditions (i.e.. stick to the time scales allowed and try to find somewhere quiet), their Tutor can then provide them with a grade and feedback. More practice papers can be provided if required.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutor via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources, student materials, assessments, assignments, eBooks etc
  • Practice exam papers to prepare you for the real thing.
  • Help with UCAS application if attending University.
  • Tutor references and predicted grades once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Help finding an exam centre for you to sit your exam.
 

Cambridge Exam Board

Awarding Body: Cambridge

Course Code: 9696

Study Hours:  Recommended 300 – 360 hrs

Exams Available: June & November


Our Cambridge International A Level Geography provides a suitable foundation for the study of Geography or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in Planning, Subjects, Tourism, etc., or as part of a course of general education.

The key concepts for Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography are:

Space

The implications of spatial distributions and patterns of a range of physical and human geographical phenomena.

Scale

The significance of spatial scale in interpreting environments, features and places from local to global, and time scale in interpreting change from the geological past to future scenarios.

Place

The importance of physical and human characteristics which create distinctive places with different opportunities and challenges.

Environment

How the interactions between people and their environment create the need for environmental management and sustainability.

Interdependence

How the complex nature of interacting physical systems, human systems and processes create links and interdependencies.

Diversity

The significance of the similarities and differences between places, environments and people.

Change

The importance of change and the dynamic nature of places, environments and systems.

Modules:

Candidates for Cambridge International AS Level Geography study the following topics:

Core Physical Geography

  • Hydrology and fluvial geomorphology
  • Atmosphere and weather
  • Rocks and weathering

Core Human Geography

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Settlement dynamics

Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Geography study the AS Level topics and two options from:

Advanced Physical Geography Options

  • Tropical environments
  • Coastal environments
  • Hazardous environments
  • Hot arid and semi-arid environments

and two options from:

Advanced Human Geography Options

  • Production, location and change
  • Environmental management
  • Global interdependence
  • Economic transition

Exam Papers

Paper 1: Core Physical Geography

Written Examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and November

Assessment Overview: Section A: Three data response questions (30 marks)

Section B: One structured question from a choice of three (30 marks)

60 marks

Paper 2: Core Human Geography

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and November

Assessment overview: Section A: Three data response questions (30 marks)

Section B: One structured question from a choice of three (30 marks)

60 marks

Paper 3: Advanced Physical Geography Options

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and November

Assessment overview: Candidates answer questions on two of the optional topics.

Each topic consists of one structured question (10 marks) and a choice of essay questions (20 marks).

60 marks

Paper 4: Advanced Human Geography options

Practical examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and November

Assessment overview: Candidates answer questions on two of the optional topics.

Each topic consists of one structured question (10 marks) and a choice of essay questions (20 marks).

60 marks

Q&A

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to 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 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor. You do not have to wait until September, when a traditional school starts. 

Once you enrol, you will have access to our online portal 24/7. Here you will find study materials that have been specially prepared by your tutor, there will be assessments, study notes, eBooks and assignments all relating to your course. Everything in this course is structured to follow the course specification, so all topics and units cover everything you need to learn. Your tutor will mark your work and give you written feedback on areas you need to improve or explain what you have done well. You can also ask your tutor questions if you get stuck on a topic or need something explaining a little more. 

When you approach the exams, your tutor will set you a series of practise exam papers so that you can know what to expect in your exam, and you can go into them feeling confident.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Most of our A Levels are available internationally. We offer A Levels with three different awarding bodies, AQA, Cambridge and Edexcel. If the course is only available via the AQA awarding body then of course you can still take our course, however the exams must be taken in the UK.

Cambridge, and Edexcel both have international exam centres, so you may be able to take the exams locally to you. Should you need any help, then please do get in touch and we can assist you on this. 

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 360 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course. Despite having 24 months Tutor Support, once you enrol you will be asked when you wish to complete, and your tutor can work along side you to achieve this.

For example, any A-Level course undertaken has a recommended 360 guided learning hours. Breaking down a 360 hour course into 12 weeks, you would need to be able to commit to 30 hours per week of studying. It is entirely up to you the amount of time you can commit to studying. But with online learning, having the flexibility is a real advantage. This allows you to set the pace. Take your time or Fast-track, get the qualification when you need it.

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams. 

For more information about UCAS points click here

All of our A Level awarding bodies will give you a full A Level qualification. There will be slight differences between the specifications and what you will actually learn. 

For the Science courses (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), there would be a difference in how you sit practical elements. 

AQA offers practicals but they are optional.

With the Cambridge exam board, you will be expected to perform the practical elements, they are compulsory. Which means finding an exam centre that has a lab for you to complete this. 

With Edexcel, the practical elements are all taught in theory and are assessed via a written exam, therefore you can sit your full exam at a typical Edexcel approved exam centre. 

More information about science practicals can be found here

In most cases yes, what we would ask is for the course codes that you have taken in sixth form/college and we will see if we can match them up. 

In most cases you can, If you go to the individual course page you should be able to see if this option is available for you. 

It is recommended that you aim to book your examinations 4/6 month prior to sitting them to avoid late entry fee charges.  Additionally, we would advise that you contact a few exam centres and find out the best price, as they can fluctuate greatly. 

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the country in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else. A-Level qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Just like sitting your A Levels in a school, your tutor will be able to provide you with predicted grades, and references for university applications. 

Of course, all of our courses are tailored to cover the entire specification and are split into topics. You will have assignments to complete on every topic where your tutor will give you feedback. If you are struggling with an aspect then you can message your tutor and they can provide more information for you.

As your exams approach, your tutor will set a series of exam papers for you to take, so you can get a feel for the real thing.

If you complete all of your assignments, and your practise exam papers then there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a top grade.