Geography

Geography

A Level
Full-time, Sixth Form Study Programme
Examining Board: Eduqas

About The Course

Geography is highly relevant in understanding the global issues we face. This subject will help you to improve your understanding of the fragile relationship between people and planet.

Your A Level will have four components - three exams and a piece of coursework.

Your knowledge and understanding of contemporary geographical concepts will improve and you will also sharpen your skills of map reading and fieldwork, among others.

Geography provides you with transferable knowledge and skills to progress to HE and a range of employment opportunities.

Students sat on columnar basalt in Iceland

Students sat on columnar basalt in Iceland

The teaching is good, I get a lot of help when I need it. The extra support is brilliant-clearly open to everyone and you can just drop in and ask a question and go.

A Level Geography student
Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Summary of the course

Component 1: 30% of A Level. Written exam. 2 hours 15 minutes. Glaciated landscapes and changing places.

Component 2: 30% of A Level. Written exam. 2 hours 15 minutes. Global systems (water and carbon cycles) and global governance (migration and global governance of oceans).

Component 3: 20% of A Level. Written exam. 2 hours. Tectonic hazards, weather and climate and development in Africa.

Component 4: Independent investigation. 3000 - 4000 words. 20% of A Level.

Students on the island of Capri in Italy.

Students on the island of Capri in Italy.

Watch the video of Isabelle talking about what it is like to study Geography at Huish here or view Ben here or Megan here.

Find out how to apply for A Level Geography

Geography is very enjoyable to learn as it is quite literally about the world as we know it. Teachers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very helpful. They create a very fun, friendly environment to learn in and can honestly say that I will miss my teacher when I leave.

Geography student
Walking in the rift valley in Iceland

Walking in the rift valley in Iceland

To do this course you need the following:

  • Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language

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College facilities

Beech Building

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Case study

Geography A Level - Charlotte Dutfield

Geography A Level - Charlotte Dutfield

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