Subject: Geography

Head of Department: Mrs K Skeffington

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Wales, Europe and the World

Examination Board: Agored Cymru

Course Content:

The 'Wales, Europe and the World' qualification enables learners to develop their understanding of life in Wales, the United Kingdom, Europe and its place in the World through cultural enrichment. The qualification supports the learner’s understanding of their own heritage, Geography and worldview and is central to becoming an ethical, informed citizen of Wales. Additionally, the qualification provides learners with the opportunities to:

understand how their lives are part of a local and global picture enabling them to know how political issues affect them

make changes to improve the lives of others

understand the effects of poverty and how wealth is created

take part in cultural activities.

A key focus is the development of skills, such as research, report drafting and writing skills and project management. Communication and numeracy skills are also developed during the course. Thinking skills are also developed through team work, creative thinking, planning visits to cultural sites and reflective practices.

The qualification meets the needs of the Humanities Area of Learning and Experience and responds to the following statements of what matters:

Enquiry, exploration and investigation inspire curiosity about the world, its past, present and future

Events and human experiences are complex, and are perceived, interpreted and represented in different ways

Our natural world is diverse and dynamic, influenced by processes and human actions

Human societies are complex and diverse, and shaped by human actions and beliefs

Informed, self-aware citizens engage with the challenges and opportunities that face humanity, and are able to take considered and ethical action

How will you learn:

Through a combination of formal lessons, mentoring sessions, educational visits and individual / group activities.

How you will be assessed:

The Level 2 Certificate will be equivalent to 1 GCSE pass A*-C.

100% coursework which is completed throughout the course.

Job ideas:

The broad range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life in roles such as:

Nature Conservation Officer

Local Government Planning Officer

Environmental Manager


National Park Ranger

Travel agents


Heritage Officer

For further information see:  Mrs K Skeffington


Contact the Prestatyn High School Options Team

Mr A Hall
Assistant Head Teacher

Prestatyn High School
Princes Avenue Prestatyn
LL19 8RS

01745 852312

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