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Due to the course focusing on both human and physical geography, A Level Geography at Huish is considered both a humanity and science, with it counting as a science at university entry.

There are 3 exams at the end of the 2 years, which will test both your knowledge and skills, and a piece of coursework worth 20% of the A Level. For this you have the opportunity to choose anything within the A Level syllabus to investigate.

The course includes fieldwork and some mathematics, as well as essay writing and of course; map reading! Geography graduates are very employable as they have a wide range of transferable skills.

For the fieldwork element we mostly visit places within the South West, but there will be an optional residential trip in the second year.

The case studies we use are up to date wherever possible and we try to make the course as relevant to your life as we can.

Students who enjoyed Geography at GCSE and want to know more about the subject are the students most likely to study the course, but also it mixes well with all other subjects.

Students who study A Level Geography progress onto a variety of different courses and careers. Past students have gone on to work in renewable energy, the Hydrographic Office, urban planning, teaching, The Environment Agency, coastal management, accountancy and so on.

“I really enjoy my lessons; my teacher is brilliant and explains things really well. I think if you have a passion for it and enjoy learning about the world, then you should definitely consider taking Geography.”

Geography A Level Student

Throughout the two year course you will study the following modules:

  • Coasts
  • Changing Places
  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Global Governance
  • Tectonics
  • Weather and Climate
  • Development in an African Context

Level 3 standard entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Mathematics and English Language or Literature.

Is Geography A Level the same as Geology?

It is not the same as Geology and you can study both.

I haven’t done GCSE Geography, is that a problem?

You do not need to have studied GCSE Geography to take this course.

Is there coursework?

Yes, there is a piece of coursework worth 20% of the A Level.