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Course Information

Geography 2020/2022


A Level Geography is designed to follow on from GCSE. The specification is divided into Human and Physical Geography, identical to GCSE Geography. The topics we teach are designed to reflect world issues in an ever- changing world. The physical topics are Coastal Systems and Landscapes, the Water and Carbon Cycles and Hazards, and the human topics are Changing Urban Environments, Global Systems and Global Governance and Changing Places. Students also have to complete an independent fieldwork investigation in which they must come up with their own hypothesis, plan their fieldwork and methods, and implement their study. This is to help students build on their independent skills in preparation for University.

The two-year course involves all students undertaking fieldwork in relation to processes in both Physical and Human Geography. The students will undertake four days of fieldwork during their A-Level course, both local and further afield.

Qualification Details

Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Geography A Level
Qualification Specification Code: 7037
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:
• Physical Geography
• Human Geography
• Geography Fieldwork Investigation
• Geographical Skills

Possible Career Paths

Geography/Geology based degrees, Coastal Engineering Planning, Environmentalist, Town Planner, Geographical Information System Officer, Meteorologist, Teacher, Cartographer, Tourism Officer, Transport Planner, International Aid/Development worker.

The topics we teach will excite students’ minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate their investigative and analytical skills.

Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Mr Houghton

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