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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

Potential careers

• 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

• Police and Law


• 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.

Course content

You will study all of the following:

• Component 1: Physical Geography

- Water and Carbon cycles

- Coastal systems and landscape

- Hazards


• 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.

Staff contact:

Miss V Barlow