Geography - A Level

Why choose A level Geography? Geography is a diverse and engaging subject that covers issues relevant to our world today. A range of technologies is used for areas such as fieldwork which can be undertaken on any area of the specification content. The specification embraces contemporary Geography whilst retaining key elements of traditional Geography. The subject content follows an 'issues and impacts' approach throughout. It has a developmental structure which helps to facilitate progression through the course and beyond to link with the demands of higher level study.

How is the course assessed?

Component 1: Physical Geography

What's assessed

  • Section A: Water and carbon cycles
  • Section B: either hot desert environments and their margins or coastal systems and landscapes
  • Section C: either hazards or ecosystems under stress or cold environments

How it's assessed

  • written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of A Level

Questions

  • Section A: answer all questions (27 marks)
  • Section B: answer either question 3 or question 4 (27 marks)
  • Section C: answer either question 5 or question 6 or question 7  (42 marks)
  • Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose

Component 2: Human Geography

What's assessed

  • Section A: Global systems and global governance
  • Section B: Changing places
  • Section C: either contemporary urban environments or population and the environment or resource security

How it's assessed

  • written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of A Level

Questions

  • Section A: answer all questions (27 marks)
  • Section B: answer all questions (27 marks)
  • Section C: answer either question 5 or question 6 or question 7  (42 marks)
  • Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose

Component 3: Geographical Investigation

What' assessed

  • Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a  question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

How it's assessed

  • 3000 - 4000 words
  • 25 marks
  • 20% of A Level marked by teachers moderated by AQA

Key Information

  • Level: AS and A Level
  • Examination Board: AQA
  • Subject Leader: Mr P Melanaphy
  • Course Leader: Mr P Melanaphy
  • Entry Requirements: GCSE Grades A*-C in 5 subjects (to include English and Mathematics) GCSE Grade B in Geography, English & Mathematics

SIXTH FORM COURSES

A LEVEL

ART AND DESIGN
ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART)
ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
ECONOMICS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENGLISH LITERATURE
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
ICT APPLIED
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA STUDIES
MUSIC
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
PHYSICS
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH

BTEC

PERFORMING ARTS
SPORT
SPORT (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS)

AQA

APPLIED BUSINESS