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Geography A-Level (AQA) at Harington School

Course description

Geography covers both the physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our world. It also, importantly, shows how human intervention affects the environment and how people adapt and mitigate the eddects of processes on their environment. THis is complex and dynamic and varies from place to place depending on people's reosurces, technology and culture. You will be able to show your understanfing of a range of opinions and illustrate your answers with case studies from lcoal, national and international examples.

Course content

The study of Geography falls into two main areas: Human and Physical, while at the same time ensuring that geographical skills are developed through suitable fieldwork opportunities.

This course will cover a range of contemporary issues including:

  • Fluvial and coastal environments
  • Population change
  • Globalisation
  • The development of world cities
  • Plate tectonics
  • World weather patterns

Entry requirements

Each year, Harington School offers 150 places in Year 12 to students who meet our admissions criteria. 


Our usual minimum requirements are:

  • Five GCSEs at grade B or abov
  • A*- C passes in Mathematics and English

There is an expectation that students will have achieve an A*-B grade in the subjects (or comparable subjects) that they wish to take at A-Level.

Future opportunities

Geography combines well with both arts and science subjects. For careers in sustainability and green issues, urban regeneration, energy supply, retail location, managing the effects of hazards and climate change geography is an obvious choice. In the world of business an understanding of global econommics forms an important part of geography. Geography is a good choice to give your A-Level options the breadth that universities like, as well as enhancing your skills of writing essays and extended reports.

Further information

Harington places a great emphasis on academic achievement and on providing challenging opportunities for personal development, through the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the individual Extended Project. These are essential when applying for the most prestigious universities. There will also be the opportunity to take the ABRSM grades in Music.

When choosing your A-Level subjects, you should take into consideration not only your personal strengths but also the requirements of any future courses you will wish to study post-18.

This is a very exciting time to join Harington School and our goal is to help you achieve the success you need to progress on to the next important stage of your education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2015
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