Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps you make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global. By studying Geography students will develop a greater understanding of the world around them including the many conflicts and challenges that we as society will face in the future. Students will become problem solvers, forward thinkers and the leaders of tomorrow.

Method of assessment

Exam – Physical Geography 2hr 30 minutes (40%)
Exam – Human Geography 2hr 30 (40%)
Essay – Geographical Investigation – 3 – 4000 word assignment (20%)

Four day fieldwork in Snowdonia is a compulsory element of the course.

Coursework: one piece of individual geographical investigation: 3-4000 words. Report is self-titled based on student personal interest. Must include data collected during fieldwork (minimum four days total fieldwork).

Topic areas covered

  1. Year 12: Water and Carbon Cycles, Hazards, Glaciation, Changing Places, Geographical Fieldwork and skills.
  2. Year 13: People and the Environment, Global Systems and Governance. Geographical Investigation (based on fieldwork data)

Level: A level

Board: AQA

Head of department:
Mrs R Clifton

Miss A Rehman (Lead teacher)
Mr S Strickland