Exam Board: AQA
The Geography course is split into two; 50% human geography and 50% physical geography.
The human geography units are:
The physical geography units are:
During the course students must also complete an NEA on an independent research topic of their choice. This will include a minimum of five days of fieldwork which will take place in the form of a trip (location yet to be decided).
80% examination / 20% coursework
College Entry Requirements and a grade 6 in GCSE Geography.
A-Level Geography includes a large amount of maths and statistical skills, so a good level of confidence in this is required.
Geography is a diverse subject of topics and skills that allows students to develop their critical thinking, problem solving, statistical analysis, research skills and extended writing. Geography degrees at University are considered one of the most employable degrees due to such a wide set of skills geography students have.
Future careers in geography range with a selection of careers including; chartered surveying, to property development, the charity sector to environmental planning, town planning to working in international relations, from teaching to politics.