Examination Board:  Edexcel

A-level Geography offers a natural progression from GCSE. 

This engaging and flexible course gives students the opportunity to:

  • engage with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time
  • study the relationship between human populations with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global
  • consider their own role in relation to themes and issues being studied and the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers
  • choose between specialised content at both AS and A2, including a dedicated fieldwork option on Unit 4.

 

Year 12 and 13 students will gain valuable skills in:

  • Essay writing
  • Fieldwork skills
  • Team work
  • Evaluation and analysis
  • Geographical research and data collection

Specific requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Geography, History or Religious Studies

 

What will I study?

In Year 12 students will study:

  • Human geography topics such as globalisation, migration changes, urbanisation, global warming, and climate change.
  • Physical geography topics such as disaster hotspots, climate change and its impacts and coasts.

In Year 13 students will study:

  • Energy security, water, environmental and global issues such as, biodiversity, superpower geography, bridging the development gap, food supply, cultural diversity, pollution, leisure and tourism
  • Physical topics such as tectonic activity, hazards and cold environments.

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Where does it lead?

An A Level in Geography will prepare you for higher education and careers in environmental engineering, international development, town/city planning, law, GIS mapping and disaster management.