Geography A Level

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

Geography focuses on the study of issues which affect us all; from earthquakes and global warming to migration and conflict over land and resources. You will look at world patterns before trying to understand the human and scientific processes behind these patterns.

We then explore the issues in depth. One of the key questions concerns equality (is everyone affected equally?) and who is responsible for solving these problems – should the superpowers do more? You will look at both high-tech solutions and more common-sense approaches and assess what difference these might make to the lives of people on our planet.

A compulsory field trip will help you to prepare for your coursework.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through examinations, including a ‘synoptic’ paper, which will focus on bringing together your knowledge of the whole 2 years. There is also a 4000 word piece of coursework.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 including Geography or another Humanities subject and 3 at Grade 5 including Maths and English.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Applied Science HNC/D or a Higher Apprenticeship. You could also consider a related degree, such as Human & Physical Geography, Geology, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Economics, Land Economy, Teaching, Law, History and Psychology.

Additional information

Geography A Level combines well with Economics, Politics, English, Psychology, History, Sociology, Religious Studies and most Science subjects – especially Environmental Studies, Maths and Geology.


This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in Leisure Management, Banking & Finance, Teaching, Property Management and Environmental research.

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