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Students will be taught by two specialist teachers, one for Physical Geography and one for Human Geography.

There are three  components to the A-Level course.

Component 1: Physical Geography

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Glacial landscapes
  • Hazards

Assessment: 2hr 30min examination

40% of the qualification

Component 2: Human Geography

  • Global systems and governance
  • Changing place
  • Contemporary Urban Environments

Assessment: 2hr 30min examination

40% of the qualification

Component 3: Fieldwork investigation

Students must undertake a minimum four days fieldwork (over the two years). During these fieldwork days students will undertake investigations in both Physical and Human Geography.

From their fieldwork experience, students will have developed the skills to complete an individual investigation. This must be based on 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.

Assessment: 4000 words

Internally marked and externally moderated

20% of the qualification


Our provisional teaching plan for Y12 is to deliver the following content. It is envisaged that this will extend to teaching additional content, as detailed previously.

Physical Geography and People and the Environment

  • Core: Glacial Systems and Landscapes
  • Option: Hazards

Human Geography and Geography Fieldwork Investigation

  • Core: Changing Places
  • Geographical Skills and Geography Fieldwork Investigation

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