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Geography A Level at The John Fisher School

Course description

Studying Geography is about the understanding of the people, places and environments of our world, the processes by which they are changing and the interconnections between them - both locally and globally. The concepts of sustainability are important as is the management and mismanagement of the environment in different global contexts.

Course content

Component 1 – Physical geography.

-Water & carbon cycles -Coastal systems & landscapes -Lithospheric & atmospheric hazards - Written exam: 2 hours and 30 minutes - 96 marks - 40% of A-level

Component 2 – Human geography.

-Global systems and global governance - Changing places -Contemporary urban environments.

Component 3 – Geographical investigation.

Entry requirements

GCSE Geography at least a high Grade C on the higher tier paper. Grade C in GCSE Maths is recommended.


Component 1: Written exam: 2 hours and 30 minutes - 96 marks - 40% of A-level.

Component 2: Written exam: 2 hours and 30 minutes - 96 marks - 40% of A-level.

Future opportunities

Even if you don’t wish to go on to higher education, Geography is a very useful subject as it contains all the skills that employers consider as most important. Geographical information is now used in many businesses and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are an exciting link between Geography and Information and ICT.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years