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AQA A Level Geography at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A level Geography will help students gain a greater understanding of the world, its geographical features, and how humans the physical environment interact with each other.



Course content


Section A: Water and carbon cycles

Section B: Coastal systems and landscapes

Section C:  Hazards


Section A: Global systems and global governance

Section B: Changing places

Section C: Contemporary urban environments


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.



Entry requirements

5 A*-C including minimum Grade 4 English and Maths plus at least a grade B in Geography if students did it at GCSE



Two terminal (end of course) written exams: each lasting 2 hours 30 minutes

Each worth 96 marks

Each worth 40% of A-level

One Geographical investigation

3,000–4,000 words

35 marks

20% of A-level

Marked by teachers

Moderated by AQA


Future opportunities

Geography is a traditional academic A level classed by the Russell Group of Universities (the UK’s leading 24 Universities excluding Oxbridge) as one of their ‘preferred’ or ‘facilitating’ subjects for University applicants.

The skills you develop in geography will also help with a long and varied list of related careers. For example law, accountancy, public services, urban planning, leisure, tourism, the armed forces and environmental work. Statistics show that compared with other subjects, Geographers are among the most employable.



How to apply

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Last updated date: 14 November 2016
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