Geography is a popular choice at A level, with many of our students then deciding to take their studies even further and major in the subject at university. Geography is the study of our planet; the interaction of the natural and the human world. If you are interested in the great issues of the day from globalisation to migration to climate then you will enjoy this course. The course is varied and wide ranging – taking students through studies of environmental science, sociology, politics, geology, economics and much more.
Geography A Level will involve at least two field trips, usually residential, to allow students to apply their theoretical understanding to real-life situations. Students will also devise, run and complete a research project of their choice.
Students take three externally sat exams and one non-examination assessment component.
- Tectonic Processes and Hazards
- Landscape Systems, Processes and Change – including optional sub-topics from which students choose one from two: 2A: Glaciated Landscapes and Change or 2B: Coastal Landscapes and Change
- The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
- The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
- Shaping Places – including optional sub-topics from which students choose one from two: 4A Regenerating Places or 4B Diverse Places
- Global Development and Connections – including optional sub-topics from which students choose one from two: 8A Health, Human Rights and Intervention or 8B Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
The synoptic investigation will be based on a geographical issue within a place-based context that links to the three synoptic themes and is rooted in two or more of the compulsory content areas:
- Attitudes and actions
- Futures and uncertainties