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Geography A Level at De Montfort School

Course description

Year 12

Physical Geography

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Hot desert environments and their margins
  • Coastal systems and landscapes

Human Geography

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing places

People and the Environment

  • Hazards
  • Contemporary urban environments

Geography Fieldwork Investigation

  • Geography fieldwork investigation Geographical Skills
  • Geographical skills checklist

Year 13

Physical Geography

  • Hazards
  • Ecosystems under stress
  • Cold environments

Human Geography

  • Contemporary urban environments
  • Population and the environment
  • Resource security

Geography Investigation

  • Fieldwork requirements
  • Investigation requirements

Geographical Skills

  • Geographical skills checklist

Entry requirements

Grade B in Geography but we will consider a C grade depending on your Maths and English results.


Component 1 Physical Geography

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes: 96 marks: 40% of A Level

Component 2 Human Geography

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes: 96 marks: 40% of A Level

Component 3 Geographical Investigation 3,000–4,000 words: 35 marks: 20% of A Level marked by teachers moderated by AQA

Future opportunities

The Russell Group report stated that Geography is one of the top eight facilitating subjects and therefore is a great choice for those planning to go on to study at university. Geography combines well with both the sciences and other humanities subjects, such as, History.

  • Environment Agency positions
  • Environmental consulting
  • Charitable organisations such as, Oxfam and Water Aid
  • National & Local government positions
  • Volcanology
  • Geology
  • Teaching
  • Engineering
  • Town planner
  • United Nations
  • The Armed Forces
  • Meteorology
  • Journalism

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Montfort School directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017
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