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A Level


Physical Geography

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Coastal systems
  • Hazards (including plate tectonic theory, seismic, volcanic, meteorological  and wildfire hazards)

Human Geography

  • Population and the environment
  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing places

Geographical skills

A wide range of quantitative and qualitative geographical skills are taught through the subject content and non-exam assessment. These include cartographic, statistical and graphical skills along with appropriate use of ICT and fieldwork skills.

Assessment Information

The A level course followed is the AQA A level (code 7037) Geography course.

Students complete an individual investigation based upon fieldwork data which is internally marked and externally moderated.

  • Physical Geography paper (2.5 hours) (40% weighting)
  • Human Geography paper (2.5 hours) (40% weighting)
  • Non-examined assessment (individual investigation) (20% weighting)  

Useful links

AQA Geography A Level