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Geography A Level at Christopher Whitehead Language College

Course description

A/AS Level Geography is a mixture of human and physical geography which include topics such as:  Global health and disease.  Conflicts  World cities  Population  Cold environments  Rivers and flooding  Tectonics.  Fieldwork is essential and likely to include a residential trip.

Entry requirements

Geography – GCSE grade B

Maths/science – GCSE grade B

English – GCSE grade B


GEOG1 Physical and Human Geography - 70% of AS; 35% of A Level. 2 hour written exam with structured short and extended questions  Rivers, Floods and Management  Cold Environments  Population Change  Health Issues. 

GEOG2 Geographical Skills - 30% of AS; 15% of A Level. 1 hour written exam with structured skills and generic fieldwork questions  Skills include investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT and statistical.

GEOG3 Contemporary Geographical Issues - 30% of A Level 2 hour 30 minutes written exam with structured short and extended questions plus an essay  Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards  World Cities  Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges.

GEO4A Geography Fieldwork Investigation - 20% of A Level 1 hour 30 minutes exam with structured short and extended questions based on a fieldwork investigation and fieldwork skills  Involves a residential field trip investigating an area in more detail. This is likely to take place during March of Year 12

Future opportunities

Geography has many transferable skills opening up a wide range of university courses from both sciences and the arts, making it unique in that it bridges subjects and can lead to a wide range of careers. For example, courses in science, oceanography, geology, ICT, business, law, media, politics and philosophy, travel and tourism, accounting and journalism. It also counts as a science for entry into medical school.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christopher Whitehead Language College directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2015

Key information

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