The main focus of Advanced Higher Geography is on guided independent learning using many research and analytical skills.
Unit 1: Geographical Methods and Techniques
- Fieldwork Methods and Techniques
- Statistical Awareness
- The Production and Interpretation of Maps and Diagrams
Unit 2: The Geographical Study
Report of 25 sides involving:
- Collecting Information
- Analysis and Evaluation
- Presentation Skills
Unit 3: Geographical issues
Essay which involves:
- Different viewpoints
- Analytical Summaries
- Critical Evaluations
To attain Advanced Higher Geography candidates must complete a folio containing:
- a Geographical Study worth 40% of the total marks
- a Geographical Issues essay which is worth 30% of the total marks.
They must also pass the internal assessments for each unit and the external assessment set by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The latter makes up 30% of the total marks.