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Geography A Level at St Ignatius College

Course description

Year 12

Knowledge and understanding

The subject content follows an issues and impacts approach throughout. It has a developmental structure designed to facilitate progression through the course and beyond to link with the demands of higher level study.

  • Physical and Human: Rivers, floods and management; Coastal Environments; Population Change;  Health Issues
  • Geographical Skills: Investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT, Statistical. Field work investigation


Geographical Skills are specified and examined in such a way as to engage candidates with a range of basic and more sophisticated geographical skills appropriate to the AS specification content.

Year 13

Knowledge and understanding

A2 Geography adopts an issues approach consistent with modern conceptions of the subject, its validity and utility. Concepts, themes and skills covered in AS are extended and developed in A2 in different settings with an opportunity and expectation of higher levels of cognitive and empathetic engagement.

Topics Covered include:

  • Plate tectonics and associated hazards
  • World cities
  • Development and globalisation


Geographical Skills at A2 are specified so as to provide contrasting approaches to extending and developing subject knowledge and understanding, and exercise geographical skills, whilst meeting the same assessment objectives.



  • Unit 1 – GEOG1 Physical and Human Geography 70% of AS, 35% of A Level 2 hour written examination
  • Unit 2 – GEOG2 Geographical Skills 30% of AS, 15% of A Level 1 hour written examination


  • Unit 3 – GEOG3 Contemporary Geographical Issues 30% of A Level 2 hour 30 minutes
  • Unit 4B – structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information Booklet

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ignatius College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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