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Geography AS/A2 Level at The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Course description

Geography is an incredibly broad subject encompassing social, political, environmental and economic aspects of what is happening in the world today.


Course content

Topic list –AS

  • Rivers, floods and management -physical
  • Coastal environments -physical
  • Global population change -human
  • International health issues- human

Topic list-A2

  • Plate tectonics and associated hazards -Physical
  • Development and globalisation - Human
  • Contemporary conflicts and challenges- Human essay question

Entry requirements

6 A* - C GCSE passes including English and a grade B in Geography.


AS Year

Unit 1   2 hour written exam

Unit 2   1 hour written exam*

A2 Year



Unit 3     2 hour written exam including a 40 mark essay


Unit 4b  1 hour written exam based on pre-release material


Future opportunities

Whether you are preparing for a university degree and career based on the sciences or the arts, Geography is the subject that bridges the gap between both these worlds.


There are numerous careers where Geography A Level is an important qualification:


Publishing                                                                                Leisure and Recreation

Civil Service and local Government                                        Civil Engineering

Armed Services                                                                       Environmental health

Marketing                                                                               Town Planning

Banking                                                                                   Surveying       

Teaching                                                                                 Landscape Architecture

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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    • Travel to school by public transport is strongly recommended as there is very limited parking on site and in the local area.

      For those travelling by bicycle we also have secure bicycle racks on site.

      Nearest Tube Stations 

      Greenford and Ealing Broadway 

      Nearest British Rail Station 


      Nearest Bus Routes

      92 Ealing Hospital - Greenford - Wembley - Neasden

      95 Southall - Greenford - Park Royal - Shepherd’s Bush

      105 Heathrow - Greenford - Park Royal - Shepherd’s Bush

      282 Ealing Hospital - Greenford - Eastcote - Mount Vernon

      E1 Ealing Broadway - Drayton Green - Greenford

      E2 Brentford - Greenford - Ruislip

      E3 Greenford - Acton - Chiswick

      E5 Greenford - Southall - Havelock Estate

      E6 Greenford - Willowtree Lane - Hayes

      E7 Ealing - Greenford - Ruislip

      E9 Ealing Broadway - Greenford - Yeading

      Access for Disabled Visitors

      We have a limited number of parking spaces available for disabled visitors. The school reception can be accessed via a ramp and automatic doors. In addition to this, the majority of buildings have lifts and ramp access. If you are visually or hearing impaired, or have other needs, you would be welcome to contact the school prior to coming to the school so that we can endeavour to meet your needs during your visit.