Examination Body: AQA
A Level Geography is a must for anyone who is interested in the present and future state of our planet and its inhabitants. You will build on the knowledge, understanding and expertise gained at GCSE and will investigate the challenges of the natural world and today’s modern society.
The course includes a balance between physical, human and environmental topics, with fieldwork and research skills being a key feature at AS and A2. You will develop your decision-making and analytical skills, both as an individual and working as part of a team.
In addition to classroom lessons you will plan and undertake fieldwork locally and nationally.
You will need to have obtained a 6 or higher in Geography GCSE and have a good understanding of Maths. If you did not take Geography at GCSE it is still possible to take Geography at AS Level, if you have achieved good GCSE results in other subjects.
Delivery and Assessment
In common with all A Levels this is a two-year linear course comprising units covering a broad range of topics in geography. Assessment is via two equally weighted examinations in Year 13: Physical Geography and Human Geography, as well as a 3000-word individual Geographical Investigation on your chosen topic or issue, worth 20 per cent of your final grade.