Qualification: A Level
Why study this course?
• Geographers are highly employable
• Gives you strong research and analytical skills
• If you are interested in current affairs
• If you enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to your own life and experiences
• If you want the opportunity to carry out
practical work outdoors as well as class work
• If you enjoy finding out your own answers – not just being taught
• If you enjoy finding out about new people, places, landscapes and events
• If you want to keep your options open – Geography A level is an appropriate qualification for a very wide range of Higher Education or career choices – it does not force you to make
an early commitment
• Management and Administration • Teaching and Lecturing
• Financial Sector
• Retail and Marketing Sector
• Research, Industry, Manufacturing and Media • Town Planning
• Environmental Consultant
• Planning and Development Surveyor
• Sustainability Analyst
• Landscape Architect
• Development and Flood Risk Specialist
• Examinations are linear and will be in June at the end of Year 13.
• Component 1 and 2:
2 hours 30 minutes exam for each component which totals 80% of A Level.
• Geographical investigation: 4000 words and 20% of A Level.
You will study all of the following:
• Component 1: Physical Geography - Water and Carbon cycles
- Coastal systems and landscape
• Component 2: Human Geography
- Global systems and global governance - Changing Places
- Population and the environment
• Component 3: Geographical Investigation Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field and relate to the specification.
Miss V Barlow