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Geography AS & A2 Level at The Westgate School

Course description

At A Level:

Physical geography:

 Section A: Water and carbon cycles

 Section B: Coastal systems and landscapes

 Section C: Hazards

Human geography:

Section A: Global systems and global governance (Globalisation)

Section B: Changing places

Section C: Either Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment

Geographical 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.

 At AS Level:

Following roughly the same outline as above in a shorter more condensed manner There is overlapping content in the AS and A-level Geography specifications. This helps you learn the AS and A-level together.

Entry requirements

GCSE Geography - Grade B; GCSE English Language – B

To continue to A Level – Grade D at AS Geography


At AS Level:


At A Level:

 Physical Geography:

 • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

• 40% of A Level

Human Geography:

 • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes • 40% of A Level

Geographical Investigation:

 • 3,000–4,000 words

• 20% of A Level

Future opportunities

The study of Geography opens up a wide range of careers needing general academic qualifications as well as those requiring specific geograhical knowledge. As a wellestablished subject geography is looked favourably upon by Russell Group Universities. Job pathways are diverse and include: Cartographer, Surveyor, Environmental Consultant, GIS Officer, Town Planner, Tourism Officer, Nature Conservation, Entrepeneur, and many more. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Westgate School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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