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A Level Geography

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


At SLGGS, the Geography department strives to help our students achieve their highest potential.  We offer a broad course in Geography that builds on knowledge of Changing Coastlines and Place, Examines Africa, Plate Tectonics and Weather and Climate in detail and examines the roles played by Oceanic Governance and the Water and Carbon Cycles.  Coursework topics  have a local focus allowing in-depth study with the NEA 4000 word report.


Outline of the Course
Year 12:
• Unit 1: Coastal Landscapes & Changing Places
• Start of Unit 2: Global Governance Change & Challenge
• Start of Unit 3: Tectonic Hazards
• Start of Unit 4: Independent Investigation – 4000 words: Tutors will be allocated according to research topic (topic will develop out of Betteshanger fieldwork and Dorset fieldwork in Year 12).
• Report will be written in draft during Summere Holiday of Year 12 into Year 13.
• Fieldwork requirement RESIDENTIAL FIELDWORK – DORSET 3 DAYS & 1 DAY BETTESHANGER (costing approx. £200.00 for all elements)
Year 13:
• Unit 2: Completion Global Governance Change & Challenge
• Unit 2: Water & Carbon Cycle
• Unit 3: Completion Tectonic Hazards
• Unit 3: Weather and Climate & Development in an African Context
• Completion of Unit 4 by October half term: Independent Investigation - 4,000 words

How will it be delivered?


Type of Assessment




Four compulsory structured data response and two extended response

1 hour 45 minutes



Four compulsory structured data response and two extended data response

2 hours



Extended essay questions

2 hours 15 minutes



Independent Study of own choice relating to course topics




Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Geography

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Geography

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Travel and Tourism or Health and Social Care, to prepare for Higher Education in areas of geography, humanities, or science. With further training, you could go on to a job related to geography and work as a Town Planner, Environmental Officer or Weather Forecaster. The course also helps you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge for which many employers across lots of industries are looking.


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