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Geography A Level at Twynham School

Course description

The AS course has two main strands. The first is learning about and understanding a range of geographical features, landforms, places and issues; with particular focus on: Cold Environments, Rivers, Floods and Management, Population Change and Energy Issues.

The second is in the form of geographical investigations looking at Rivers and Population Issues. Students will need a certain level of statistical ability and need a calculator. Students must undertake some fieldwork in order to take this exam, as they will also be asked about their personal investigation.  There are 4 fieldwork days during the year linked to each module.

The A2 course investigates the interaction between people and the environment through the coverage of the following topics:

  • Plate Tectonics and associated hazards
  • Weather and Climate and their associated hazards
  • World Cities
  • Development and Globalisation

The second module provides students with the chance to analyse a range of data and make and justify some decisions based on a real world scenario; providing students with some useful skills for both university and employment.

There will be a combined Y12 and Y13 residential fieldtrip to Iceland every 2 years to cover topics associated with glaciation, tectonics, energy and world cities.

Students will also gain experience of all six Key Skills with a significant application of ICT skills.

Course Content


  • Module 1 Physical & Human Geography 
  • Module 2 Geographical Skills 


  • Module 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues 
  • Module 4 Geographical Issue Evaluation

Course content


Entry requirements

Essential Entry Requirements:

  • Grade B or above at GCSE in Geography
  • A minimum of 4 ‘B’ grades and 2 ‘C’ grades to include C or above in English and Mathematics

Preferred Entry Requirements

  • Grade B in Geography GCSE or another humanities subject if geography isn’t studied at GCSE



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twynham School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years