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A Level Geography at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

A course which helps students to critically examine the state of our planet.

Course content

Year 12 consists of 2 units which cover issues such as population change, migration and globalization in addition to wider global issues and hazards. Part of Year 12 also develops geographical fieldwork skills through field trips. Year 13 consists of a range of contemporary and current issues such as rising superpowers, energy security, development and glaciated environments.

Entry requirements

You are required to achieve a grade C in geography and a grade 4+ in English language.


Assessment in A level geography is through three written exams and coursework.
Paper 1: Dynamic Landscapes and Physical Systems and Sustainability (30%)

Paper 2: Dynamic Places and Human Systems and Geopolitics (30%

Paper 3: Synoptic Investigation of a contemporary issue (20%)

Coursework: A level independent investigation (20%)

Future opportunities

The skills that are developed throughout the course cover a wide range of fieldwork skills, research and report writing skills. Students will be required to write essays, investigate a range of topics and link topics together. The course covers human and physical topics and so links to a range of other subject areas. Geography can lead to jobs linked to Sciences such as environmental science, hazard management, journalism, research based jobs. Geography is highly respected by a range of universities and is valued in all professions.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years