Accessibility links

Geography AS/A Level at Sandwich Technology School

Course description

Why study this subject?

Studying Geography is a way to investigate how the world works in terms of natural and human processes. It allows an opportunity to fully appreciate and understadn the complex relationships between natural nad human environments, processes and issues.

In this current political and environmental situation it has never ben so important to fully appreciate the events which are occuring and which will shape our future.

A range of topics are covered seperately, but links betwen them are also made to create a course which is both challenging, interesting and rewarding.

Further to this many universities and employers greatly value the skills whcih A-Level geography can offer. It allows studnets to demostrate abilities to study, present and analyse data from a range of sources, research and work independently, devlop time management skills, and shows that students are interested in current affairs which affect our world. 


Course content

Possible topics to be covered include:


Physical Geography

Section A: The water and carbon cycles

Section B: Hot desert systems and landscapes or Coastal systms and landscapes or Glacial systems and landscapes

Section C: Hazards or Ecosystems under threat

Human Geography

Section A: Global systems and global governance

Section B: Changing places

Section C: Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security


Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 including level 6 in a Humanities subject


Two exams, each 2 hours 30 minutes in duration, plus a 3,000-4,000 word geography fieldwork investigation.

Each exam unit accounts for 40% of the total marks award at A-level with the geography fieldwork investigation making up the remaining 20% of marks

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
Provider logo

Key information

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