A Level Geography
Making sense of the world around us…. The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see how and why it is changing.
Why Study A Level Geography?
“Geography is my favourite subject: Geography is brilliant!” Student
Making sense of the world around us…. The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see how and why it is changing. It will enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT skills, spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness. Field work/visits are an integral part of the course and are a real highlight for students.
Students will cover a balanced range of physical and human geography topics.
Component 1 – Physical Geography
- Water and carbon cycles
- Hot desert environments and their margins
- Coastal systems and landscapes
- Ecosystems under stress
- Cold environments
Component 2 – Human Geography
- Global systems and global governance
- Changing places
- Contemporary urban environments
- Population and the environment
- Resource security
Component 3 – Geography Investigation
- Fieldwork requirements
- Investigation requirements
Component 4 – Geographical skills
- Geographical skills checklist
Exam Code: 7037
Where the course leads
An A level in geography opens doors! You will find that studying geography is a brilliant step towards a wider range of Higher Education courses and/or employment opportunities. Further education – geographers go on to study higher level courses, including Foundation degrees, Undergraduate degrees and/or BTEC Higher Nationals. Employment – geographers go into a wide range of jobs including: Advertising, Marketing, Education, Planning, Environmental Management, Retailing, Finance, Sales, Journalism, Social/Health Services, Law and Tourism.
Level 5 in GCSE Geography, English and Mathematics
Mr C Major
Geography Subject Leader