Geography A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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


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Closing Date for applications is Friday 12th February 2021.

Any applications received after this date will be treated as a late application. 

What is the course about?
Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, people, places and environments. The course develops and extends the knowledge and skills required to be an active geographer.

For whom is the course suitable?
Geography combines well with both Humanities and Science subjects and is an option for all students in the Sixth Form, following a GCSE Geography course. A good standard of English and Maths is required to manage the essay writing and statistics content of the course.

Teaching Methods and Homework commitment

A residential fieldwork component is an essential part of the course and attendance by all students is compulsory, to gather data needed for the individual investigation. There is a cost involved in this which is usually subsidised by the school where possible. Students in receipt of a bursary will be entitled to help with this cost. Students are expected to keep up to date with their work, meet deadlines and to do up to 5 hours of independent study in addition to lessons. 

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

A geographical education develops knowledge and skills useful for careers in Administration, Computer Programming and Systems Analysis, Education, Finance, General Management, Librarianship, International Aid and Development Services, Landscape Architecture, Marketing and Sales and Personnel. Geography provides an ideal framework for relating to other fields of knowledge. It is not surprising that those trained as Geographers often contribute substantially to the applied management of resources and environments.

Method of Study and Assessment

Units Covered:

Physical Geography - Coastal systems and landscapes, Hazards,Water and carbon cycles

Human Geography - Changing places, Global systems and global governance, Population and the environment

Geography Fieldwork - Investigation skills, Geographical skills

 A Level examination

Physical Geography

Paper 1  Written exam – 2 hours 30 minutes   40% of A Level

Human Geography

Paper 2 –  Written exam – 2 hours 30 minutes  40% of A Level

Geography Fieldwork

Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

20% of A-Level   Marked by teachers, moderated by AQA

Fieldwork residential

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Entry requirements

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