A Level Geography
A Level Geography is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as Climate Change, Globalisation, Water Conflicts and Biodiversity. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Geography, Environmental Sciences and related degrees.
- Course Information
Geography is an engaging, diverse and topical subject. We investigate contemporary geographical issues to promote global awareness, and work to develop a range of skills that are highly desired by employers.
Fieldwork is an essential part of Geography and you will complete at least four days of fieldwork across the two-year course. You will visit places such as Liverpool, Manchester and the Fylde Coast to investigate regeneration and coastal environments. There is also the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Italy in the first year. Visiting speakers from universities and other organisations will provide opportunities for students who wish to take their studies beyond the A Level syllabus.
In 2016, our students achieved 35% A*- A grades and there was a 100% pass rate.
Geography is a skills-based course and you will study:
- Dynamic Landscapes investigates tectonic hazards and coastal change
- Dynamic Places examines globalisation, migration, and rebranding
- Physical Systems and Sustainability looks at issues of water and energy security
- Global Development looks at superpowers and geopolitical issues
Students are also able to complement their classroom learning by carrying out further research into topical case studies they are interested in.
- Entry Requirements
For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.
*Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English
*Please note that A Level Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science
- How will I be assessed?
- 80% written examination
- 20% coursework
- Progression Pathway
Students progress to university degree and diploma courses, work-based skills training and careers in management, project management, accounting, civil engineering, leisure and tourism, teaching, planning and a broad range of environment-related fields.