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Geography (A Level) AQA at The Robert Napier School

Course description

The current Geography Course is subject to change pending publication of the new specification.




Course content

Unit 1 - GEOG 1 Physical and Human Geography 70% of AS, 35% of A level, 2 hour written examination, 120 marks, Structured short and extended questions.

Unit 2 - GEOG 2 Geographical Skills 30% of AS, 15% of A level, 1 hour written examination. 50 marks. Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions.

Unit 3 - GEOG 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues 30% of A level, 2 hours 30 minutes written examination, 90 marks, Structured short and extended questions, plus an essay.

Unit 4 - either GEO4A Geography Fieldwork Investigation or GEO4B Geographical Issues Evaluation 20% of A level, 1 hour 30 minutes written examination, 60 marks.

GEO4A - structured short and extended questions based on candidates fieldwork investigation and fieldwork skills.

GEO4B - structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information booklet, released on 22 March.

Entry requirements

C or above at GCSE level



AS Geog 1 and Geog 2 exams in June of year 12

A2 Geog 3 and Geog 4A or 4B in June of year 13

Future opportunities

The course provides a good foundation for the study of geography or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable if you are intending to pursue a geography-based career or a career in business, various social sciences and sciences, or as part of a course of general education.

Possible career options;

Business Site Selection - Geographer - Cartographer - Geopolitical Analyst - GIS Analyst - Hydrologist - Environmental Scientist - Intelligence Analyst - Geoscientist - Land Use Planner/Analyst - Teacher - Marketing Analyst - Environmental Planner - Urban/Regional Planner - Natural Resource Manager - Community Developer.

Further information

Contact Ms Thorne

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Robert Napier School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2015
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