The A level Geography course includes a mix of physical and human geography. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course, as is the ability to use and manipulate data. Students will develop an understanding of physical and human processes and also knowledge of contrasting places in the world. Students are required to write at length and use evidence to support their points. Students are required to complete an individual fieldwork project.
Further Information about our courses including results
You will be taught by 2 teachers. You will get 5 lessons per week.
Geography A level results are consistently good. In 2020 74% of students achieved A*- C, with a 4 year average of 50% A*-B.
Course Content and Teaching Units
Global Systems and governance
Contemporary Urban Environments
There will be residential fieldtrips that must be attended. This could cost as much as £180.
Trips, visits and extra-curricular
Field work carried in and around Sheffield and local areas, also a residential trip to Scarborough. (4 days of field work are a compulsory element requirement).
Two written exams and one piece of coursework in the style of an independent investigation
Paper 1: Physical Geography (40%) 2hr30min exam
Paper 2: Human Geography (40%) 2hr30min exam
Independent investigation (20%) completed during year 13.
5 in GCSE Geography and at least a grade 5 in English (due to the written requirement of the course)
Geography is a facilitating subject which means it is a subject that universities and employers recognise as valuable qualification.
Just some of the potential career options are listed below:
Geography / geology