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Geography A Level at Coombeshead Academy

Course description

This AS/A Level course leads on naturally from the GCSE course with an up to date
format that focuses on important current issues.
The four modules that together comprise the AS and full A Level (A2) hold within
them a number of different elements. In both years fieldwork, locally and abroad,
will form an essential requirement of the course.
There are four units for full A Level.

Course content

There are four units for full A Level.
1. Managing Change in Human Environments
Topics include urban and rural environments, tourism and the energy issue.
2. Managing Physical Environments
Topics include river and coastal environments, hot and cold environments.
3. Global Issues
Topics include climate hazards, ecosystems and environments under threat,
population and resources.
4. Geographical Skills
How to complete a geographical investigation using fieldwork.
For AS Level Units 1 and 2 only are covered.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in Geography is expected.


AS: Units 1 and 2 both examinations
A2: AS + 2 further units of assessment - examinations

Future opportunities

Geography has always been a popular subject for study at A Level and is equally
favoured as a subject for study at Higher Education. Clearly, if students intend to
follow a college course in this subject area, A Level Geography is most important.
At degree level other courses that welcome a Geography A Level qualification
include Politics, Social Studies, Economics and Business Studies, Geology and
Environmental Sciences.
Geography students tend to have a broad and very contemporary range of skills
and learning to offer employers. Town Planning, Cartography, Surveying,
Accountancy, Journalism, Banking, Insurance and Teaching all receive

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombeshead Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years