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Geography A Level at Corfe Hills School

Course description

The course is split into two sections:

Unit 3: (GEOG3) Contemporary Geographical Issues (60% A2). You will have the opportunity to study the following topic areas: Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards, Weather and Climate and Associated Hazards, World Cities, Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges

Unit 4: (GEOG4B) Geographical Issue Evaluation (40% A2). In this unit you will use your skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.  An advance information booklet is pre-released 3 months prior to the exam to facilitate your research into an area which extends from the specification content.

Course content

This course allows you to further your interest of the broader issues in the World today and how the

experiences of the last 30 years have shaped it.  It responds to world events as they happen allowing opportunities for analysis and debate, providing a good platform for study in Higher Education.


Both units are assessed by external examination:

Unit 4: Geographical Issue Evaluation Paper is assessed in the June of Year 13 involving a 1 hour 30 minutes written examination.

Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues Paper is assessed in June of Year 13 and will consist of A 2 hour 30 minute written examination.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September