Exam and fieldwork investigation
Five GCSEs at grade four or above in different subjects including English and Maths with at least a grade six in Geography.
Component 1: Physical Geography
Coastal Systems and Landscapes (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.