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Geography A Level at Coombe Girls' School

Course description

Geography allows a student to explore theoretical ideas and concepts such as, plate tectonics, and apply them to real life situations in an attempt to explain past events and prepare or prevent future natural disasters.

When will the next super volcano erupt?

Why is there a constant famine in parts of Africa?

Can you work out a sustainable solution?

Can you change the future of the Earth?

Course content

There is natural progression from GCSE to A level, ensuring that there is development of content. Students will be given the opportunity to develop fieldwork skills and study geographical issues and impacts in a more enquiring environment.

At A2 the number of topics is reduced but a greater depth of knowledge and understanding is required.

Entry requirements

We require you to have at least a grade B in Geography at GCSE. Also students should have a C grade in English and Mathematics to be able to cope with the various aspects of the Geography course.


Assessment takes place throughout the year I the form of homework and assignments. Past examination papers are undertaken at key points such as during the week-long fieldtrip. The qualification allows for two pathways to A Level. This gives students the choice of being assessed on a fieldwork investigation of their choice and field work skills.

Future opportunities

Geography is also an excellent subject that lends itself as a foundation for other areas of study; Civil Engineering, Law, Economics, International Trade and the Retail Industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombe Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years