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Geography may be regarded either as a science or as an arts subject and, as such, can be studied in conjunction with a wide variety of other subjects at A level. 

It is accepted for entry to both arts and science degree courses, including medicine and dentistry; and it may also act as a useful bridging subject between the arts and sciences. Geography is a very dynamic subject and we follow Edexcel’s A level specification.  This specification is a blend of physical and human geography. There is also an emphasis on synopticity and applied Geography. The A level course offers scope for a range of fieldwork activities.

  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Landscape Systems, Processes and Change
  • Coastal Landscapes and Change
  • The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
  • The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
  • Globalisation
  • Shaping Places
  • Regenerating Places
  • Superpowers
  • Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

The minimum entry requirement for Geography A level is a grade 6 in GCSE Geography.

Key Course Details
Course typeA Level
Exam boardEdexcel
AssessmentWritten examination (80%)
Independent investigation (20%)