Kingswood

AS / A Level Geography

Our AS and A Level courses are developed to link to the needs of individual specifications including AQA, Edexcel and OCR and will provide you with key skills needed for your examinations and to provide the 2-4 days of compulsory fieldwork leaving students capable and prepared to complete individual investigations.

Our highly trained, specialist tutors will deliver your tailored programme to fulfil your objectives. See below to explore these subjects further:

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aslevelgeography

Suitable for

Secondary schools

Changing Places and Changing Spaces

The Changing Places and spaces topics will be a focus on people's lived experience of the place in the past and at present and economic change and social inequalities. It involves comparing social media and other communications in order to focus on peoples lived experience and perception of the area and to also compare deprivation on the index of multiple deprivation and inequalities in the health and wellbeing profile of the areas. Fieldwork can include:

  • Place Surveys 

  • EQAs and Community services to outline social and environmental inequalities in the areas.

  • Crime, dereliction and decay index – To discuss changes in place over time and inequalities within the areas.

  • Taxi Surveys and Accessibility index – To discuss changes over time and social inequalities in different areas which could impact on image of place

  • Economic surveys and land use mapping – To discuss economic characteristics on place.

  • Questionnaires – To see locals opinions on changes in place economically – students to come up with own questions about changing images on place.

The students will gain the data response, investigation and evaluation skills needed for their course. They will use the intrinsic fieldwork, research and practical work required incorporating the use of our top of the range GIS software. If required statistical analysis can be covered for their examinations.

Conservation and management

Students visit internationally important areas which can include National Parks or SSSI's to find out about the measures taken to manage the site, furthermore, they can contrast the approaches taken to managing human impact between different places. This can support case studies of ecological conservation and management. Fieldwork can include:

  • Field Sketches

  • Bipolar Evaluations

  • Index of Tourist Impact

  • Environmental Quality Index

  • Accessibility Mapping

  • Services Surveys

  • Questions and note taking of information about each site

The students will gain the data response, investigation and evaluation skills needed for their course. They will use the intrinsic fieldwork, research and practical work required incorporating the use of our top of the range GIS software. If required statistical analysis can be covered for their examinations.

Coastal processes and management

Students visit a number of sites to investigate the differing impact of physical processes and the measures taken to defend the coastline and/or establish the reasons for differing approaches to coastal management along a stretch of coastline. We will tailor programmes to follow your specification requirements. Fieldwork can include:

  • Field Sketches

  • Bipolar Evaluations

  • Beach and Groyne Profiles

  • Wave Counts

  • Slump profiling and cliff height measurements

  • Longshore drift tests

  • Cost benefit analysis and land use mapping

  • Pebble analysis

  • Flood risk mapping

  • Infiltration tests

  • Questionnaires and Conflict Matrix tests

The students will gain the data response, investigation and evaluation skills needed for their course. They will use the intrinsic fieldwork, research and practical work required incorporating the use of our top of the range GIS software. If required statistical analysis can be covered for their examinations.

Glaciation

Students will obtain the key relevant skills for their research projects or examinations. Fieldwork is tailored to specifically adhere to individual curriculums. Fieldwork may include:

  • Field Sketches and modelling

  • Environmental Quality Index

  • Questions and note taking of information about each site

The students will use investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT and if required statistical analysis for their examinations. They will have the opportunity to take advantage of our fantastic GIS facilities to enhance understanding and experience.

River Geography

Students visit a number of sites and compare the change in physical parameters downstream/between different stretches of river. Students will obtain the key relevant skills for their research projects or examinations. Fieldwork is tailored to specifically adhere to individual curriculums. Whether that is fieldwork to assist with AQA Unit 2 or supporting work from Unit F761 in OCR. Fieldwork may include:

  • Measurements of width, depth, wetted perimeter

  • Measurements of gradient, flow velocity, float velocity

  • Measurements of bedload size and shape

  • Turbidity measuring

The students will gain the data response, investigation and evaluation skills needed for their course. They will use the intrinsic fieldwork, research and practical work required incorporating the use of our top of the range GIS software and statistics.

Urban studies – including Regenerating Places, Diverse Places

Students visit cities to investigate changing land uses in and around the city centre and impacts on environmental quality. They can investigate the changes in land use in connection with the distance from the PLVI and investigate different parts of the settlement in relation to relevant models. Students may also focus on inequalities and rebranding within urban areas. Students will obtain the key relevant skills for their research projects or examinations. Fieldwork is tailored to specifically adhere to individual curricula. Fieldwork can include:

  • Land use mapping

  • Environmental Quality Index

  • Pedestrian and Traffic Counts

  • GOAD mapping – Including Differences for Independent and Chain Stores

  • Estimations of Building Height

  • Place Check Forms

  • Questionnaires

  • World Class Products Index

  • World Class Shopping Index

The students will gain the data response, investigation and evaluation skills needed for their course. They will use the intrinsic fieldwork, research and practical work required incorporating the use of our top of the range GIS software.

Population change

Students will fully focus on fieldwork incorporating key aspects of physical geography and population numbers, population health and well-being, levels of economic development and the role and impact of the natural environment. Students will obtain the key relevant skills for their research projects or examinations. Students will compare areas of the inner city, suburban areas, the rural/urban fringe and rural areas. Fieldwork can include:

  • Services provision surveys

  • Accessibility Index

  • Environmental quality assessments

  • Housing age and type surveys

  • Further note taking

The students will gain the data response, investigation and evaluation skills needed for their course. They will use the intrinsic fieldwork, research and practical work required incorporating the use of our top of the range GIS software.

Rural Studies - including Regenerating Places, Diverse Places

Students will obtain the key relevant skills for their research projects or examinations. Fieldwork is tailor made to specifically cover information required for your specification. Students will visit a variety of locations and fieldwork can include:

  • Index of Rurality

  • Environmental Quality Assessment

  • Community Services Surveys

  • Accessibility Index

  • Product Surveys

  • Questionnaires

The students will gain the data response, investigation and evaluation skills needed for their course. They will use the intrinsic fieldwork, research and practical work required incorporating the use of our top of the range GIS software.

Sand dunes succession

Students experience a psammosere environment gaining the relevant skills for their examination. Fieldwork is tailor made to specifically cover aspects of succession to climax community. Fieldwork can include:

  • Sampling with quadrats - % cover and frequency

  • Recording abundance along a transect line

  • Measurements of abiotic and biotic factors

  • Dune profiling

  • Vegetation height

The students will gain the data response, investigation and evaluation skills needed for their course. They will use the intrinsic fieldwork, research and practical work required incorporating the use of our top of the range GIS software. If required statistical analysis can be covered for their examinations.