Advanced Higher Geography
Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:21 PM
Might be taking this but would like to know what the course is like??
Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:26 PM
Here is some info.
Geography: Advanced Higher
The study of Geography at Advanced Higher level gives you the opportunity to develop a high level of skill in independent study, co-operative learning, objective thinking and the ability to communicate clearly and confidently. You will gain expertise in the use of a range of maps, diagrams, fieldwork techniques and IT.
The course aims to give you a detailed understanding of many aspects of the contemporary world which are of concern to all citizens. You will gain understanding of the ways in which people and the environment interact in response to physical and human processes and systems and gain a geographical perspective on environmental issues.
Advanced Higher Geography provides you with a sound base from which to pursue further or higher education as well as enhancing your general education and personal development.
Entry to the course
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
A course or component units at Higher in Geography
A course or component units at Higher in another social subject
A course or component units at Higher in Geology or Managing Environmental Resources or Travel and Tourism.
The course consists of three compulsory 40 hour units plus 40 hours flexible time.
Geographical Methods and Techniques (40 hours)
This unit enables you to build on the skills and methods which are developed throughout the Geography curriculum from Standard Grade to Higher.
Skill area â€“ fieldwork survey/measurement and recording techniques
In this section of the unit you are required to undertake fieldwork in at least two areas, one of which must come from group a) and one from group b).
Physical Topics â€“ some examples are
soil profiles and characteristics
Human Topics â€“ some examples are
rural land use mapping
urban land use mapping
traffic, pedestrian and environmental quality surveys
Skill area â€“ statistical awareness
In this section you are required to carry out calculations involving statistical techniques such as
sampling - random, systematic, stratified
graphical presentation of data
Skill area â€“ production and interpretation of maps and diagrams
In this section you are required to present and analyse information using a variety of maps and diagrams. Areas of study include
design and layout of maps
interpretation of Ordnance Survey maps
topographic analysis based on Ordnance Survey maps.
Geographical Study (40 hours)
In this unit you are required to plan, research and analyse a topic in depth and present your findings in a 3000 word report.
Examples of Geographical Study Research questions:
the impact of extreme rainfall on the incidence of flooding or soil erosion
tourism in a sustainable community: the case study of Aviemore
a study of population change in central Edinburgh: a comparison of the 1961 and 1991 censuses.
Geographical Issues (40 hours)
This unit deals with the analysis of key geographical issues from the Applications unit of Higher Geography. You will be required to study two of these, one with a physical and one with a human emphasis and produce a critical evaluation of each.
Examples of key issues â€“
Group 1 â€“ Physical
rural land resources â€“ National Parks: a blessing or a curse?
rural land degradation â€“ the result of human activities or natural processes?
Group 2 â€“ Human
urban change and its management â€“ to what extent can the quality of urban life be related to high urban-rural migration rates?
European regional inequalities â€“ to what extent have all policies been successful in peripheral areas?
H Problem Solving (Critical Thinking, Planning and Organising, Reviewing and Evaluating)
H Numeracy (Using Number, Using Graphical Information)
Units are assessed internally by your teacher/lecturer in accordance with SQA guidelines.
The course is externally assessed by the SQA based on
a written examination
a Geographical study (3000 words)
two critical evaluations based on topics from unit 3.
Successful completion of this course may lead to:
Education (HNC/HND/Degree) or Employment in
Animals, Land & Environment
Hospitality, Catering & Tourism
Hope this helps
Posted 07 June 2004 - 05:27 PM
Posted 14 June 2004 - 08:08 PM
Posted 14 June 2004 - 08:16 PM
I enjoyed Higher Geograpgy, but im not going to bother to take Advanced Higher next year, as it is not that important (for me)and id rather do something else like Adv H Maths.
Posted 24 June 2004 - 11:06 AM
Posted 16 September 2004 - 06:22 PM
WOT R PPL DOIN 4 THEIR ESSAYS?
Posted 16 September 2004 - 06:24 PM
lol just thought id share that
Posted 18 September 2004 - 02:17 PM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 11:10 AM
im doing ah geog, thers only 2 of us im my school doing it.does any one know a good source of notes on the net? has any one started there human investagation yet? im going 2 start mine this week. im doing the white cart river in glasgow. any one els doing rivers?
Posted 19 September 2004 - 11:45 AM
if you caoud all post the info that would be FANTASTIC!
thanks very much,
Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:22 PM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:58 PM
FOR MY ISSUES IM LOOKING FOR A MORE LOCAL BASED ONE.
I DONT THINK GLOBAL WARMING IS A GOOD IDEA AS IT IS FAR TOO BROAD.
Posted 11 October 2004 - 03:21 PM
lol just thought id share that
Good choice of school!!!
Posted 11 October 2004 - 06:01 PM
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