A Level

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 5 in English and Maths is required. If you have studied GCSE Geography, a minimum of a grade 5 is desirable.

Why study this course?

Geography provides students with the opportunity to study the world around them, to see the many patterns and processes we interact with and to develop both our understanding and our ability to evaluate the real world.

This course provides students with a fantastic knowledge base but also with the skills to use this knowledge and implement it in a real-life situation. A’level geography tests many skills rigorously and in no way is easy, however, it will mean that you will finish the course with the knowledge and skills to engage in further education or into the workplace. A’level geography prepares you for life!

What will I study?

Over the two years, you will study Physical and Human Geography.

In Physical Geography, you will cover Hazards, Coastal Systems and Landscapes and Water and Carbon Cycle.

In Human Geography you will cover Global Systems and Governance, Changing Places and Resource Security.

They are all brilliant!

How will I be assessed?

Two 2 hr 30 min exams each worth 40% (Physical and Human Geography) and 20% Independent Geography Coursework, internally marked moderated externally.

Where can it lead?

Geography combines well with both arts and science subjects. You may already be thinking ahead to potential university and career choices so it is worth bearing in mind that geography is a broad-based subject that really fits well for your future progression. For example, for careers in sustainability and green issues, urban regeneration, energy supply, retail location, managing the effects of hazards and climate change, geography is an obvious choice.


Mr T Reynolds

Course Leader

Miss M Oakes – Faculty Leader

Mrs A Thompson

Miss M Banberry

Mr E Griffin

Mr I Hockenhull

Course Materials

  • Being aware of the world around you, watching and reading the news and caring about the world is key for success.