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Geography A Level at The de Ferrers Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

  • If you have an interest and concern for the environment • If you are interested in current affairs
  • If you enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to your own life and experiences
  • If you want the opportunity to carry out practical work outdoors as well as class work
  • If you enjoy finding out your own answers – not just being taught
  • If you enjoy finding out about new people, places, landscapes and events
  • If you want to keep your options open – Geography A level is an appropriate qualification for a very wide range of Higher Education or career choices – it does not force you to make an early commitment

Course content

Component 1: Physical Geography 

  • Water and Carbon cycles
  • Coastal systems and landscape
  • Hazards  

Component 2: Human Geography

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing Places
  • Population and the environment

Component 3: Geographical Investigation

  • Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field and relate to the specification.

Entry requirements

4 A* - C Plus Grade 5 in English and a Grade 5 in Maths Grade B in Geography


  • Examinations are linear and will be in June at the end of Year 13.
  • Component 1 and 2: 2 hours 30 minutes exam for each component which totals 80% of A Level.
  • Geographical investigation: 3000-4000 words and 20% of A Level

Future opportunities

  • Management and Administration
  • Teaching and Lecturing
  • Financial Sector
  • Retail and Marketing Sector
  • Research, Industry, Manufacturing and Media

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The de Ferrers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2017
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