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A Level Geography

Study in Year 12 consists of 3 topics assessed in 2 examinations:  Coastal systems and processes, Natural Hazards and Changing places. You will also be required to complete a 2 day fieldtrip, which will be assessed in the second examination. 

Acceptance into Year 13 will require a minimum grade of D achieved in Year 12. The course in Year 13 is assessed with 2 examinations and 1 piece of coursework. You will study 3 further topics; Global systems and global governance, Population and the environment and Resource scrutiny. To complete your coursework you will be required to attend 2 further days of fieldwork.

Students will be loaned course textbooks for most topics and will be expected to do a considerable amount of independent study if they are to achieve the best from A level Geography.

Why Study A Level Geography
An A Level in Geography is highly regarded by universities and can lead to degree courses in Geography, Education, Science and Environmental Studies. It is welcomed by employers in industry, management, sustainability and chartered surveying as the qualification identifies you as having excellent analytical skills and a strong work ethic.

It is a challenging qualification, which both extends and deepens your knowledge and understanding beyond GCSE Geography. It provides the opportunity to study new and more sophisticated geographical concepts including complex natural hazards, development in LEDCs and global governance.

Studying A Level Geography deepens your understanding of the world you live in. It gives you the opportunity to study the most exciting hazards and develop an understanding of how to manage and improve the world. It is an interesting and rewarding subject.

Strong Subject Combinations
Business Studies

Possible Further Study and Degree Courses
Environmental Science
Social Science