Geography A Level

Social Sciences

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

What will you be working towards?

Code TRC28
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these factors, including the distribution of populations, resources and political and economic activities.

This course is designed to help students to develop a sound understanding and knowledge of geographical themes, issues and skills.



Area of study 1: Dynamic Landscapes

• Tectonic Processes and Hazards

• Coastal Landscapes

Area of study 2: Dynamic Places

• Globalisation

• Regeneration

Area of study 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability

• The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

• The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

Area of study 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics

• Superpowers

• Health, human rights and intervention

Study Visits

A residential field trip is a compulsory part of the course. All Geography specifications at A-Level require 4/5 days of fieldwork. The fieldtrip to the Lake District is likely to be in February.

A half day trip to Sheffield city centre will also take place and is likely to be in April.

How will it be delivered?

All the examinations will be in the summer of the second year. There are no external exams at the end of the first year of study.

Four externally assessed units:

• Paper 1 – Physical Geography, 30% of qualification, 2 hours

• Paper 2 – Human Geography, 30% of qualification, 2 hours

• Paper 3 – Synoptic investigation, 20% of qualification, 1 hour 45 minutes

• Coursework – 20% of qualification, 3000-4000 words

Entry requirements

Grade 4 Maths. Grade 5 English.  Grade 4 in Geography (if taken).

Your next steps...

This course could lead onto higher education to study Geography, other areas of humanities, science or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Geography such as a Town Planner, Environmental Officer, Estate Manager, Landscape Architect,Conservation Officer, Surveyor, Transport Manager or Weather Forecaster.