Advanced GCE in Geography (AQA)

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You Will Study

You will explore physical and human geography and contemporary geographical issues. You will also develop your skills in fieldwork techniques, data analysis and interpretation. The following units are studied:

  • Coastal Systems and Landscapes
  • Contemporary Urban Environments
  • Hazards
  • Global Systems and Governance
  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Geographical Investigations

Fieldwork is a vital component of the course and you will visit different places depending on your place of study.


Paper 1 - Physical Geography: Written exam - 2 hour 30 minutes. 40% of A Level

Paper 2 - Human Geography: Written exam - 2 hour 30 minutes. 40% of A Level

NEA - Geographical Investigation: 3000 - 4000 words. 20% of A Level

Future Opportunities

Geography is very well respected by employers and educational establishments. It gives you numerical and literacy skills and shows you are able to work independently. Careers include environmental science, town planning, engineering, tourism and business.

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