This course is designed to enable you to use geographical analysis to develop a detailed understanding of important aspects of the contemporary world. This involves studying the ways that people and the environment interact and examining the environmental issues that arise in a rapidly changing world. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills including research, evaluation and presentation, IT, mapping and statistics.
The skills you learn in Geography are valuable in a wide range of career sectors, including: working with development or aid agencies, environmental work, working for the census office and in tourism and leisure.
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises two compulsory units and an assessment.
Geographical Skills (16 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will develop:
Geographical Issues (8 SCQF points)
In this unit you will:
Course Assessment (8 SCQF credit points)
The course assessment consists of two components with a total of 150 marks:
For Component 2 - You will research a topic of a geographical nature which uses primary and /or secondary sources, gather and process data to produce a report on your findings.
The question papers will be set and marked externally by SQA.
Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.
The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.
Further study, training or employment in: