Geography A Level

Social Sciences

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

What will you be working towards?

Code AS25
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This two year course is an exciting exploration of a dynamic and interconnected world. Students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of human and physical geographies and develop investigative and analytical skills.  

 Students will have two fieldwork opportunities, including a residential visit to the Peak District where they will collect, analyse and present geographical data in preparation for the independent investigation. This includes a study of river and rural landscapes.  


Course Content In Year 12:

 • Physical Geography: Hazards, Water and Carbon Cycles

 • Human Geography: Changing Places

• Geography Fieldwork Investigation and Skills

In Year 13:

• Physical Geography: Water and Carbon Cycles, Coastal Systems and Landscapes

 • Human Geography: Global Systems and Global Governance, Contemporary Urban Environments

• Independent Investigation (Non-Examined Assessment) 

How will it be delivered?

Both course content and fieldwork skills will be assessed.

Two separate examinations of 2.5 hours.

Geographical investigation: to be completed from two separate fieldwork activities. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content. 3000 – 4000 words.


Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in Geography, 5 in English Language and 5 in Mathematics

Your next steps...

Students develop skills in applying knowledge; analysing different types of data; approaches to enquiry; recording and presenting evidence; and description, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of evidence.

The course lays the foundation for further study in a wide variety of areas. In higher education, Geography A Level is often considered a facilitating subject, and can support the application for degrees in science, social sciences and the arts. Possible careers include: journalism, cartography, environmental consultancy, civil service, charity sector, management,