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Geography A-Level at Clevedon School

Course description

“Geography is the subject that holds the key to our future.”

Michael Palin

We are constantly exposed to the geographical issues in everyday life, including: environmental concerns, natural disasters, climate change, local developments, urban and rural change, population movements, maps and tourism. Geography is a subject which deals with challenges the world faces and attempts to offer sustainable solutions for our future welfare.

Course content

The course is truly a course for the 21st Century. It addresses many themes which are, and will be, important during this century such as concern for the environment and global inequalities. The course aims to develop students as global citizens who recognise the challenges of sustainability for the future.

Entry requirements


In order to be admitted onto Level 3 courses, students should satisfy all the following requirements:

  • At the end of Year 11 secure a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C at GCSE.
  • Secured at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject that the student wishes to study at Post 16, or the same grade in a related subject where it has not been previously studied GCSE.
  • Have demonstrated, through their previous education career, the level of self-motivation and commitment required for Post 16 study.

NB. In exceptional cases one or more of the above requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Headteacher or his designated member of staff. The school reserves the right not to admit onto the requested course, despite meeting the above requirements, if on educational grounds it is not considered to be appropriate to the needs and ability of the student concerned.



At AS the course is examined by two examinations:

Unit 1: structured short and extended questions based on the four topics.

Unit 2: Geographical Investigations (structured skills and fieldwork questions)

At A2 the course is examined by two examinations:

Unit 3 and Unit 4B.

Future opportunities

Geography at an Advanced level provides a wide and varied base for entry into university and many practical professions. It can be successfully combined with both arts and science subjects as a foundation for higher or further education.

Geographers offer potential employers a wide range of transferable skills. A qualification in Geography can lead into a number of different routes including Events Management, Humanitarian Aid Worker, Teacher, Meteorologist, Volcanologist, Disaster Management or a career in the Military

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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