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Geography A level at Woodbridge High School

Course description

  • What are the forces influencing our natural environment?
  • What are the issues affecting people and the places where they live?
  • How are people affecting the environment we all live in?
  • What are the economic forces that drive the world economy, and how are they changing?
  • What decisions are being made about the use and management of resources, and who makes these decisions?
  • How to plan a fieldwork investigation – the collection of primary and secondary evidence and how to analyse it.

Course content

In year 12, students will study Part A: physical geography and people and the environment. Part B: Human geography and geography fieldwork investigation. Provisional physical topics include water and carbon cycles, hot desert environments and coastal systems and landscapes. Provisional human topics include global systems, global governance, changing places, and geographical fieldwork investigation. In year 13, students will complete all components of the year 12 course. Additionally students will study changing places, resource security, hazards and cold environments. Furthermore, students will complete a 3000-4000 word fieldwork report.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Geography.


Component 1: Physical Geography (2.5 hours/ 96 Marks/ 40% A-Level)

Component 2: Human Geography (2.5 hours/ 96 Marks/ 40% A-Level)

Component 3: Geographical Investigation (3000-4000 word Fieldwork Report/ 20% A-Level)

Future opportunities

An ‘A’ Level in Geography can lead you to complete a wide variety of degrees which may include:

Medicine, Journalism, Law, Teaching, Surveying, Environmental Science/Education, Geology, Leisure Management, Oceanography, Tourism Management, Town Planning, Diplomatic Service, Exploration, Water Resource Management, Zoology, Resource Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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