Department Leader: Leah Goacher
The examination board for A Level Geography is AQA.
The specification allows students to explore both human and physical geography units, developing their understanding about the world around them.
In Year 12 and 13 the students will study:
- Global systems and governance – an understanding of globalisation, and the governance of nations intertwined within globalisation.
- Contemporary Urban Environments – an exploration of the mega and world cities that form part of our day to day living.
- Changing Places – an overview of space and place, and how place becomes defined and experienced by different individuals.
- Coasts – an understanding of the physical processes that shape our coastlines, and the consequences of these processes.
- Hazards – an understanding of all things tectonic, climatic and human influenced.
- Water and Carbon cycles – an understanding of how water and carbon cycles can affect the physical environment, and human experience.
Students will also undertake their own non-examined assessment unit. This will consist of research and fieldwork guided by themselves, and form part of a 4000 word piece of work.
You are examined with two 2hr30minute exams at the end of Year 13.
The course will suit anyone who is interested in both the physical world we live in, and the humans that form our experience of life on earth.
The minimum requirement to study Geography at A Level is a 5 in Geography at GCSE.