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Geography A-Level at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

This A-Level is a two year qualification. You will have two examinations at A2 plus an individual fieldwork investigation of 3000-4000 words. You will study a variety of topics from both Physical and Human Geography.


Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is AQA.


Where can this lead?

Many of our students gain their highest grade in Geography and we have had a consistent 100% pass rate and in 2015-16 had 100% A*-B. This enables our students to seek future employment or go to University. As there is a focus on developing skills, Geography will open up a wide variety of opportunities for you. It is inherently multi-disciplinary in a world that increasingly values people who have skills needed to work across the physical and social sciences


Course Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and Mathematics. A grade 6 at GCSE Geography is desirable. If Geography has not been studied at GCSE students will be considered on individual merit.


Course Breakdown

Students will study a range of both physical and human topics in the A-Level Geography course. Physical topics include:


  • Water and Carbon Cycles

  • Coastal Systems and Landscapes

  • Hazards


Human topics will include:


  • Contemporary Urban Environments

  • Changing Places

  • Global Systems and Global Governance


Students will also be expected to produce an individual fieldwork investigation (20% of A2) with possible opportunities for synoptic assessment.


Enrichment Opportunities

Students can access our lunchtime revision and drop in sessions, one-to-one mentoring and master classes for the most able.


Fieldwork skills are a compulsory element of the course. This will involve conducting individual investigations with both residential and day visits. The current Year 12 students will attend a week residential at Cranedale in North Yorkshire. Students will also take a visit into Sheffield to look at regeneration of the City Centre, where they will learn techniques needed to complete their coursework.


Additional Information

As part of the requirements of the course, and to prepare you for examinations, we offer an exciting opportunity of a residential course.






There is the opportunity to take a once in a lifetime trip to Iceland. The Blue Lagoon, averaging a temperature of 30-40˚C with its silica-rich geothermal seawater, Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, a drive past the area affected by a jokulhlaup (glacier burst) from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption and much much more is what you could join up to should you wish to take A Level Geography.


Please follow the link to see our Geography student profiles:


For further information, please contact - Miss L Harrison /

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: 19 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Can be 1 or 2 years