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Geography A Level at Westcliff High School for Girls

Course description

Geography is the study of the dynamic physical environment and the ways in which human activity can modify and manage it. Geography allows us to investigate the world as it is today and understand change in the human and physical environment.

Course content

AS Key Learning: Divided between physical and human Geography the course examines familiar GCSE topics such as global population change and river landforms in greater depth as well as two further topics: glaciation and health.

A2 Key Learning: You will have the opportunity to study new topics such as plate tectonics, weather and climate, globalisation and development as well as contemporary conflicts. You are required to work more independently researching topics and demonstrating a greater depth of understanding at this level.

Entry requirements

Grade B GCSE in Geography


Assessment: Unit 1 - 2 hour written paper; Unit 2 – 1 hour written paper ‘applied geography’ skills; Early entry of A2 Unit 4 – 1 hour 30 written paper (based on AS fieldwork)

Assessment: Unit 3 – 2 hours 30 written paper

Future opportunities

Geography is accepted as a standard A Level for university entrance in a wide variety of subjects. Taken with Science, Psychology or Mathematics, Geography supports a wide range of university courses such as Environmental Science or Engineering. If taken with History, English or a language you can have access to university courses in Law, or the Media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Westcliff High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

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