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Geography A Level at Saffron Walden County High School

Course description

Geography is the study of the world around us and human impact upon it. It
considers the physical and human influences that shape and style our world. The
course offers the opportunity to exercise and develop geographical skills,
including observation, measurement and geospatial mapping skills, through a
range of case studies and fieldwork.

Course content

Year 13
Coastal Landscapes
Changing Places
Geographical Fieldwork Investigation
Fieldwork takes place in Aberystwyth. Two days of physical fieldwork is undertaken at the
coast, followed by two days of human fieldwork in Birmingham, studying population, the
urban environment and place. Every two years, there is a non-compulsory trip to Iceland for all

A-Level students, which will focus on many aspects of both human and physical geography.

Entry requirements

GCSE 5 in Geography


A-Level: 80% examination with two 90 minute exams, one on physical and one on human
geography, each worth 40% of the full A-Level. There will then be a 4,000 word geographical
fieldwork investigation, contributing to 20% of the full A-Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saffron Walden County High School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years