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Course Type


Exam Board


Assessment Type

Exam and fieldwork investigation

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade four or above in different subjects including English and Maths with at least a grade six in Geography.

Course Overview

Component 1: Physical Geography

Coastal Systems and Landscapes (Y12)

Hazards (Y12)

Water and Carbon Cycles (Y13)

Component 2: Human Geography

Changing Places (Y12)

Resource Security (Y13)

Global Systems and Global Governance (Y13)

Component 3: Geography Fieldwork Investigation

Students complete an individual investigation which must include 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: marked by teachers and moderated. 60 marks, 20% A Level

Where will it lead?

Popular careers for people with geography qualifications include surveying, conservation, sustainability, town or transport planning, waste and water management, environmental planning, tourism, and weather forecasting. The army, government, research organisations, law and business world also recognise the practical research skills that geographers develop.

Glossopdale School & Sixth Form

Glossopdale School, Newshaw Ln, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA