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Geography AS/A-Level at St Aloysius RC College

Course description

Currently AS and A2 courses are offered separately with external exams at the AS which determines progression into A Level.

Course content


  • Rivers Floods and Management
  • Coastal Environments
  • Population Change
  • Health Issues


A2 - Students will choose with their teachers THREE units of study from the following options:

  • Plate tectonics and Associated Hazards
  • Weather and Climate and Associated Hazards
  • Ecosystems: Change and Challenge
  • World Cities
  • Development and Globalisation
  • Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges



Entry requirements

English Language C, Maths C.

You must have a Grade B in a Humanities based subject (Geography, History or RE).


AS - Unit 1 - GEOG1 - Physical and Human Geography - 70% of AS - 35% of A-Level - 2 hour written examination - 120 marks - Structured short and extended questions.

Unit 2 - GEOG2 - Geographical Skills - 30% of AS - 15% of A-Level - 1 hour written examination - 50 marks - Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions


A2 - Unit 3 - GEOG 3 - Contemporary Geographical Issues - 30% of A-Level - 2 hrs 30 mins written examination - 90 marks - Structured short and extended questions, plus essay.

Unit 4 - GEO4A - Geography Fieldwork Investigation or GEO4B - Geographical Issue Evaluation - 20% of A-Level - 1 hr 30 mins written examination - 60 marks.

GEO4A - structured short and extended questions based on candidates' fieldwork investigation and fieldwork skills.

GEO4B - structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information Booklet.

There are currently no Controlled Assessment requirements for the GCE A Level Geography



Future opportunities

There are a range of pathways which A Level Geography can offer at university including:

  • Urban Regeneration
  • Economic Development and Planning
  • International and Public Relation
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology
  • Geophysics
  • Climate Change and Natural Hazard Management
  • Engineering

As a recognised academic subject, Geography is valued by universities offering degrees in Law, Journalism, Economics, Politics and International Relations.

There are a wide range of employers that value Geography A-Level due to the breadth of skills and knowledge covered. Jobs related to Geography might include:

  • Town Planning
  • Seismologist
  • Civil Service
  • Environmental Management
  • Transport/Logistics
  • GIS Specialist


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Aloysius RC College directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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