Social Sciences

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

What will you be working towards?

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


This is an issues-based approach to studying Geography, enabling students to explore and evaluate contemporary geographical questions and challenges facing the world today. 


Over the duration of the A Level Geography course students will develop an in-depth understanding of physical and human Geography, the complexity of people and environmental questions and issues, and to become critical, reflective and independent learners. 

How will it be delivered?

The course consists of four compulsory elements, including three examinations: Physical paper, Human paper, Synoptic paper. Students also complete an Independent Investigation (coursework) - students will be required to attend a minimum of four days of fieldwork, which will support geographical understanding in both human and physical geography. A 3000 – 4000 word investigation report will be produced. Key issues include: the local and global impacts of globalisation, responses to hazards, managing water insecurity and climate change. Students will be required to read widely and undertake independent research.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements: Grade 4 in English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at grade 4 or above is the minimum requirement to enter Hillview Sixth Form.


Grade 5 or above in GCSE Geography or other Humanities subject. An APS of 4.75 or above.

Your next steps...

Geography can take you anywhere! There are many University courses available. From Accountancy, Travel, Conservation, Ecology, Geology, Management, European Studies, Retail and Management, the list is endless!
You can of course study a variety of Human and/or Physical Geography courses too!