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Geography AS and A Level at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Course description

Geography combines well with both arts and science based subjects. Geographers are sought after in the workplace as they possess a wide range of skills. These comprise a wide range of key skills including the ability to communicate in a variety of ways, good ICT skills, numeracy skills and working with others.

Course content


  • Changing Coastal Landscapes
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Changing Places
  • Fieldwork Investigation


  • Carbon and Water Cycles
  • Global Change
  • 21st Century Challenges
  • China

Weather and Climate

Entry requirements

GCSE Point Scores

In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.

The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-

A* - 8 points

A - 7 points

B - 6 points

C - 5 points

D - 4 points

E – 3 points

F – 2 points

G - 1 point

This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.

Yellow Route:

  • To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
  • To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English

Green Route:

  • To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects

N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.

Future opportunities

Geography, therefore, lends itself to a number of varied careers including meteorology, town planning, environmental management, hydrology and tourism. As geographers, you will have the opportunity to take part in field-work across a wide range of issues on a local and national scale.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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