Geography

A Level

This is a course for those who have a keen interest in the environment and wish to pursue Geography at higher education.

This course is for you if...

...you have an interest in and concern for the environment and current affairs.

...you want the opportunity to carry out practical work outdoors and class work.

...you want to broaden your A Level studies to cover both sciences and humanities.

Geography combines well with almost all other A Levels. Taken with subjects like Biology, Environmental Science, Maths, Physics and Chemistry, Geography supports applications for almost any science-based university course. Taken with English, French, History and Economics, Geography supports an equally wide range of university courses such as Business, Law, Media and Politics.

What topics will I study? 

Unit 1 (30%) Dynamic Landscapes

  • Tectonic processes and hazards
  • Landscape systems, processes and change with a focus on coastal landscapes
  • The water cycle and water insecurity
  • The carbon cycle and energy security
  • Climate change futures

Unit 2 (30%) Dynamic Places

  • Globalisation
  • Diverse places
  • Superpower geography
  • Global development and connections: health, human rights and Intervention

Unit 3 Synoptic unit (20%)

The synoptic investigation will be based on a geographical issue within a place-based 

context that links to the three synoptic themes and is rooted in two or more of the compulsory content areas.

Independent Investigation (20%)

  • The student defines a question or issue for investigation, relating to the subject.
  • The students’ investigation will incorporate fieldwork data and their own research
  • The fieldwork which forms the focus and context of the individual investigation may be either human, physical or integrated physical-human.

What can I do after this course?

Students with Geography have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. Geography is one of the Russell Group’s facilitating subjects and is widely regarded for its academic rigour. Many students also choose to use their qualification to go straight into employment rather than on to higher education. 


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