A-Level Geography

Did You Know?

The driest place on earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island. There has been no rainfall there for two million years.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board

What do I need to study this course?

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English, Maths and Geography.

What will I study?

Many of the world’s current issues link to geography. Challenges include Global Warming, energy and water security, as well as geopolitics in an increasingly connected world. Skills include problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy and literacy. An independent investigation is a course requirement. Year 1 Physical – Tectonic Hazards & Coastal landscapes. Human – Globalisation & Regeneration. Year 2 Physical – Water and Energy Insecurity Human – Superpowers and Global Development.

What next?

Geography uses a wide range of transferable skills and students are highly employable. Degree courses include BSc/BA Geography, or combining it with a wide variety of subjects such as Business. As a flexible subject, it is also recognised by the Russell Group universities, as one of the key ‘facilitating’ subjects.

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