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Geography A level at The Thomas Aveling School

Course description

The Geography department follows the Edexcel A level, which runs over two years. Students will further develop knowledge on key areas studied at GCSE and also encounter new areas of Geography, with a view of thinking synoptically. Within these two years, students will focus on:

  • Regeneration
  • Globalisation
  • Coastal Systems
  • Natural Hazards
  • Energy Security and the Carbon Cycle
  • Water Security and the Hydrological Cycle
  • Migration and Sovereignty
  • Independent Geographical Research  

Outdoors is our classroom too! The department is extremely passionate about learning outside and has taken pupils away (near and far) on many successful trips, these include:

  • Iceland (New for 2017)
  • Brighton
  • Bay of Naples
  • London Aquarium
  • Sicily
  • British Museum
  • Cheddar Gorge
  • Canary Wharf and the Financial District

The course builds upon the main principles that were learnt at GCSE level by maintaining an enquiry approach to the people/environment.  The course is balanced between physical and human geography and allows students to gain maximum key skills development.


The topics covered include rivers and flood management, coastal environments,  population change and World energy issues with sustainability at AS level. 


Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) passes at grade A* - C at GCSE including at least grade C in GCSE Geography. If pupils wish to take AS/A2 Geography and have not taken GCSE Geography then at least a grade B in Science is required.


Future opportunities

Progression into higher education or employment.  Higher education geographers are in demand in commerce, industry and local government especially planning departments as the skill they have developed in collecting and analysing information is an essential tool.  Geographers can find careers in specialist areas such as meteorology, ecology, disaster emergency relief , surveying and many more.


Further information



How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years