Geography A Level

Level Three
Exam Board: AQA
Assessment: 80% Examination, two papers, 20% fieldwork investigation

Course Content

Paper 1:

  • Section A: Water and carbon cycles
  • Section B: Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Section C: Hazards

Paper 2:

  • Section A: Global systems and global governance
  • Section B: Changing places
  • Section C: Contemporary urban environments

Component 3:

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. 3,000 – 4,000 words

Why Study Geography?

  1. Covers both the physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our world today.
  2. You will learn in a wide variety of skills such as by using maps, GIS skills, data analysis, photos, videos, podcasts, as well as attending lectures and study days.
  3. Geography combines well with both arts and science subjects. It is worth bearing in mind that Geography is a broad based subject that really fits well for your future progression.
  4. Being A Well-Educated Global Citizen- Geography encourages critical thinking, research and independent learning. You will thus have skills that are valued in all careers.

Why choose The Deanery?

Geography students can expect to be in small classes in which pupils receive personal learning journeys that are tailored to ensure that they make the best progress possible. The subject will be taught by Geography specialists who have a proven track record in achieving good examination results. The Geography department at the Deanery has celebrated 100% pass rate for many years. Studying Geography at the Deanery 6th form means that you will benefit from:

  • Well planned and well taught lessons, that are relevant and engaging.
  • Lessons being taught with a variety of teaching methods and activities to suit your learning style.
  • Regular homework assignments and assessments that enable your teachers to track your progress and identify any issues you may have and identify the need for further support.
  • Informative feedback and effective help or advice when you need it.
  • The opportunity to attend University talks provided by the Exam board for examination advice.
  • Opportunity to take part in a once in a lifetime expedition to Iceland/ USA that will also enhance your studies.
  • Approachable teachers who will provide one to one support and guidance if and when needed.
  • Access to revision materials and the lessons that are taught.

What could this subject lead to?

Geography students are amongst the most employable because they possess skills that many employers are looking for. Many who study Geography at A-Level, go on to study a Geography degree, which can open many doors to many different employment opportunities, some of the most common being; teaching, weather forecaster, environment al planning, journalism, town and transport planning, tourism, sustainability and conservation. In fact only 5.8% of geography graduates were still job-hunting six months after they graduated, against an average of 7.3%.Geography A-level is also a facilitating subject, which means that it can be useful for a whole range of university courses and will help you keep your options open.