Geography

Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA

Course Description

Geography is a subject for those who are curious about the world on a variety of scales. You will study how physical forces change and shape our landscape, and find out how the growing human population interacts globally and will cope with diminishing resources. There is plenty of room for discussion and extended research which will help you become an independent thinker and learner. By the time you get to the end of the course, you will be able to show your understanding of a range of opinions and stakeholders and be able to illustrate your answers with case studies from local, national and international examples.

What next?

Many geographers work in sustainability and environmental services, human rights, international relations, education, global health planning, town planning, and heritage management, as well as financial, commercial, transport and service sectors

Topics

Hazards

Water and Carbon Cycles

Hot Desert Environments

Global Governance

Changing Places

Population and the Environment

Assessment

Examination 80%

Fieldwork 20%

Additional Activities

Compulsory UK field trip

Iceland trip

Geosciences Fair

Student Financial Contribution: Course textbooks and field trip

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics

What Our Students Think

“Geography is an interesting and exciting subject to study. The freedom of the coursework topic gives a feeling of independence. The fieldwork varies your studying and is a lot of fun!”

Skye, previously Gillingham School