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Geography – A Level


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




2 Years

In A Level geography you will apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around you, allowing you to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people , places and environments in the 21st century . You will be able to develop both knowledge and understanding of contemporary geographical concepts together with transferable skills that will enable you to progress to higher education and a range of employment opportunities . The specification will allow you to develop an enthusiasm for and competency by using contemporary real world contexts, from a range of spatial scales and through engagement with and practical application of geographical skills and techniques in the field.

Five GCSEs at grade 9–4, including Maths, English language and a Science subject. BTEC Level 2 qualifications considered in subject related courses. 


Changing Landscapes & Changing Places: 

  • Coastal Landscapes
  • Changing Places

Global Systems & Global Governance: 

  • Water & Carbon Cycles
  • Global Governance: Change & Challenges, Global Government of Earth’s Oceans, 21st Century Challenges

Contemporary Themes in Geography: 

  • Tectonics 
  • Ecosystems
  • Weather & Climate

Independent Investigation: 

  • Non-Examined Assessment

Fieldwork & Geographical Skills: 

  • Incorporated throughout the course


3 exams & coursework (20%) 


Geography commonly leads to careers in climatology , meteorology , surveying , environmental consultancy , sustainability consultant , hydrologist , data analyst


  • 5 day residential trip to Swanage.
  • Portsmouth and Gun Wharf regeneration projects
  • Hengistbury Head
  • Marwell Zoo Conservation Conference
  • An optional trip to Iceland.


You will be taught in our Andover Sixth building and will have access to many different facilities, including: 2 study centres, a Library, and a canteen.