Geography A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Geography A Level
Code KECG05
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Course Description

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

Changing Places

Global Systems and governance

Contemporary Urban Environments

Financial Information

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).

How will it be delivered?

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. 


Entry requirements

5 in GCSE Geography and at least a grade 5 in English (due to the written requirement of the course) 

Your next steps...

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


Environmental management

Town planning








Climate change