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Geography at High Storrs

Course description

Eduqas A Level Geography  

Course content

Geography is a dynamic subject which offers the opportunity to investigate a huge range of contemporary geographical themes and issues. The course covers the complex interaction of the processes that shape our world and explores how human intervention affects the environment.

Topics studied include:

  • Changing places: What makes places unique, and why do they change over time? Can places be successfully rebranded to meet the needs of everyone?
  • Global Governance: There were around 244 million international migrants in 2015. What causes these movements, and where do people go? This topic also explores how we can help to mitigate the pressures faced by our oceans.
  • Global Systems: the physical processes that form our world.
  • Tectonics.
  • Changing landscapes: study of coastal landscapes.
  • Energy challenges and dilemmas: how can we meet the growing demand for energy?
  • Development in an African context: Africa is the poorest continent in the world. In this topic students will explore why this is and what it means for the people living there.
  • Fieldwork: Fieldwork is a compulsory element of A Level Geography. Students will complete at least four days of fieldwork over the two years, including a residential visit to the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.



Entry requirements

A minimum of five Grade 9 - 4 / A*-C at GCSE. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 / Grade C in English Language


Grade 4 / C in Geography (if studied) or Grade 5 / C at the higher tier in English Language or Literature



Paper 1 - 20.5%

  • Changing landscapes - coastal landscapes
  • Changing places

Paper 2 - 27.5%

  • Global systems - water and carbon cycles
  • Global governance and challenge
  • 21st Century challenges – this links components 1 and 2

Paper 3 - 32%

  • Tectonic hazards
  • Economic growth and challenge: development in an African context
  • Energy challenges and dilemmas

Non-exam Assessment (coursework) - 20%

  • Written report 3000-4000 words
  • An investigation report based on students’ own research.

Future opportunities

Due to the wide range of transferable skills that Geography provides students with (communication, presentation, writing, debating, teamwork, problem solving, IT skills – especially in the area of GIS– together with intellectual and research skills) it is a very popular subject with universities and potential employers, and complements almost all other subjects.

Geography can lead to a university degree, either in Geography or as a combined course such as: Environmental Science, Politics, Planning and Economics. It is also useful for careers in law, media, and sustainable management.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 14 November 2017
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