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Geography A Level at Caistor Grammar School

Course description

The A Level Course, will excite students’ minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate their investigative and analytical skills.

Course content

Component 1 – Physical Geography (40% of A Level)

  • Section A: Water and carbon cycles
  • Section B: Either Hot desert environments and their margins or Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Section C: Either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress or Cold environments

Component 2: Human Geography (40% of A level)

  • Section A: Global systems and Global governance
  • Section B: Changing places
  • Section C: Either contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security

Component 3: Geographical investigation (20% of A level)

Students will complete an individual investigation of 3,000‐4,000 words which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

Entry requirements

Students who have taken GCSE Geography need to have achieved at least a grade 6. 2. Students who have not taken Geography at GCSE will need a 6 grade in English Language or English Literature.

Further information


Homework will be set each week, this may be reading around the subject, revision essays, short exercises or preparation for seminars. Students should take note of Geographical themes in newspapers, TV and in specialist magazines such as 'Geography Review' and 'The Geographical'. This will help them develop knowledge of current issues and case studies. The department will run a residential field course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caistor Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years