Our A-Level in Geography will help you develop and apply a wide range of skills and methods to geographical situations, enabling you to effectively collate, represent, quality, analyse, interpret and evaluate information, sources and data.
The course is delivered through group and individual field investigations, lectures, presentations, discussions, one-to-one work with tutors, online research, library research and activities involving the development of geographical skills and data-response exercises. You will be expected to devote at least 5 hours of directed study (homework, preparation, and reading) per week.
You will study:
- Physical Geography Earths physical properties and the processes that have shaped it.
- Human Geography The relationships between people and their environments and a wide range of geo-political issues facing the world today.
Field trips will be undertaken in both the first and second year and investigate coastal landscapes and changing places. They are a mandatory requirement for the Independent Investigation assessment.
The course is assessed in two 2 hour and 30 minute examinations (each worth 40% of A Level) and a 3000-4000 word independent investigation (20% of A Level) based around a field study
For the generic A-Level Programme you will need:
- GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths, plus at least 3 more GCSEs at grade 5 or above
For this specific A-Level you will need:
- GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths, Grade 5 or above in Geography and at least 2 others at grade 5 or above