Horsforth School Sixth Form Course Guide

Opportunity and achievement for all | Horsforth School Sixth Form 8 GEOGRAPHY Curriculum Leader: Mrs J Collis The topics covered inYear 12 andYear 13 are both contemporary and relevant in the modern world.They cover issues in a way that develops many skills that are both relevant in further education and in employment.The exam specification covered is Exexcel. Year 12 - FirstYear of A Level Dynamic Landscapes • Tectonic Processes and Hazards • Glaciated Landscapes and Change Dynamic Places • Globalisation • Shaping Places including and optional topic - Diverse Places Year 13 - SecondYear of A Level Dynamic Landscapes • TheWater Cycle andWater Insecurity • The Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity Dynamic Places • Superpowers • Global Development and Connections including Migration, Identity and Sovereignty Assessment Paper 1 - Dynamic Landscapes Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 30% of the qualification 105 marks Paper 2 - Dynamic Places Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 30% of the qualification 105 marks Paper 3 - Geographical Issues This exam paper is based around advanced information that will be based around core topics already studied. Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 20% of the qualification 70 marks Coursework - Independent Investigation This is a 3,000 – 4,000 word fieldwork investigation that students devise and complete during and following on from the residential in the Lake District. Non-examined assessment 20% of the qualification 70 marks The course requires students to participate in 4 days of fieldwork split between the physical and human elements of the course.This culminates in the students choosing their own hypothesis to investigate for the coursework element. Parents should be advised that the fieldwork will be undertaken in the Lake District. Owing to the fact that this is a 4 day residential with trained staff being brought in to help conduct the field work, the cost will be approximately £200. GERMAN Curriculum Leader: Mrs A Shaffner Year 12 - AS AS Topics: the changing state of family, the digital world, youth culture, festivals and traditions, art and architecture, cultural life in Berlin: past and present PLUS a film or a book. Method of Assessment Examinations at the end of the year: Paper 1: Listening / Reading / Translations: 1 hour 45 minutes - 80 marks (40% of the total AS) Paper 2: Translations, critical essay on film or book: 1 hour 15 minutes - 60 marks (30% of the total AS) Paper 3: Speaking Exam 12-14 minutes plus 15 minutes preparation time - 60 marks (30% of the total AS) Year 13 - A2 A2 topics: immigration, racism, integration, German and European Union, politics and youth, German re-unification and its consequences PLUS a book whether a book or a film has been studied in AS PLUS an individual research project. Method of Assessment Examinations at the end of the year: Paper 1: Listening / Reading / Translations: 2 hours 30 minutes - 160 marks (40% of the total A Level) Paper 2: 2 essays on 2 books or 1 book and 1 film: 2 hours - 90 marks (30% of the total A Level)

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