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A level Geography at Boston Spa Academy

Course description


Course Outline:

1) Water and carbon cycles

2 Landscape systems - one of (i) drylands (ii) coastal landscapes (iii) glaciated landscapes

3) Hazards

4) Global systems and Global Governance

5) Changing places

6) Contemporary urban environments

7) Geographical Skills

8) Fieldwork




Entry requirements

This course requires GCSE Geography grade 5 or English grade 5 if you have not studied Geography at GCSE



2 exams at the end of Year 13, plus coursework

Physical geography - 150mins (40%)

Human geography - 150mins (40%)

Geography fieldwork investigation; 3000-4000words (20%)


Financial information

Year 12: two night residential approx £85-£100 (depending on venue), plus one day trip

Year 13: two day trips


Field work is a compulsory component of A level Geography. We ask for a voluntary contribution towards the costs of all these trips.

Future opportunities

Higher Education Progression:

Essential for Geography degrees

Valuable for a wide range of degree courses in both sciences & humanities subjects


Career Opportunities: Besides teaching, A-level Geography is required for a number of careers, including, but not limited to, research, science-based careers and environmental-based careers. Having a Geography A-level can be advantageous when applying for jobs in a variety of sectors, including environment and sustainability, physical systems, society, business, geographical techniques, development and global issues, settlement and travel, tourism, leisure and culture.

Further information

Contact Boston Spa Sixth Form on 01937 846612

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: 10 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years