Geography Field Work

The Geography A-Level specification will excite students’ minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate their investigative and analytical skills. Units build upon the knowledge developed at GCSE and encourage students to engage with current global issues. Content is framed by enquiry questions that encourage an investigative and evaluative approach to learning. A holistic understanding of geography will encourage students to make links between different geographical themes, ideas and concepts through synoptic themes embedded in the taught content. 

The Geography course is designed to develop your subject knowledge as well as a wide range of skills that universities and employers are look for including data interpretation and analysis, as well as extended writing and informed decision making exercises. Studying the A-Level Geography course will develop you into a well-rounded academic with opportunities to engage and publish work in academic literature and attend international conferences. Fieldwork compliments the taught content and provides an opportunity for students to engage with the world around them. Exams are sat at the end of Year 13. 

Entry Requirements

To study the course, you will need to have achieved a grade 5 in GCSE Geography. Students who can demonstrate an intense interest in the subject/show talent and have not studied at GCSE may be considered. 

<b>A-Level Course Content</b>

Physical Geography Paper 1 (30 %) 

Area of Study 1 

  • Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and 
  • Hazards 
  • Topic 2: Glaciated Landscapes and Change or Coastal 


Area of Study 3 

  • Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity 
  • Topic 6: The Carbon 

Human Geography Paper 2 (30 %) 

Area of study 2 

  • Topic 3: Globalisation 
  • Topic 4: Shaping Places or Regenerating Places 


Area of Study 4 

  • Topic 7: Superpowers 
  • Topic 8: Global Development and Connections or Migration, Identity and Sovereignty 

Synoptic Investigation of Geographical Issues Paper 3 (20 %) 

  • Non-Examined Assessment (20 %) 
  • Independent Investigation (coursework, internally-assessed)