Geography A Level

Brief details:

Geography is a robust subject that helps students make sense of and understand their place in the world. The subject covers many aspects of both the human and natural world including rivers, global health systems, tectonics, climate change and globalisation.  Geography students also have the opportunity to exercise and develop numerous cross-curricular skills.

Preferred entry requirements:

Grade 5 or higher at GCSE geography

Units studied:

  • Unit 1: Dynamic landscapes (tectonic hazards, glaciers or coasts)
  • Unit 2: Dynamic places (globalisation, diverse places)
  • Unit 3: Physical systems & sustainability (water cycle, carbon cycle)
  • Unit 4: Human systems & geopolitics (superpowers, development, health, human rights and intervention)

 Exam Board: Edexcel

 Course assessment details:

This course is assessed through examinations (80%) and an independent fieldwork investigation (20%). 

Progression and career opportunities:

Geography is highly valued by many employers and higher education providers because of the range of skills used including communication, data handling and manipulation, research and IT.  Previous students have gone on to work in local government, education, tourism and environmental agencies amongst others