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Geography A Level at Baines High School

Course description

What have previous students said about Geography?

Johanna Rutherford (Ex Head Girl, Year 13)

‘Now, as an A level student looking back, I can say taking Geography at GCSE & A Level was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The skills I have gained have been extremely useful not only for Geography but also in my other subjects because the skills learned are very transferable. I have learnt in detail many aspects of both human and physical geography including tectonics, rivers and their management and changing populations. I am now going on to study Geography at university, specifically Physical Geography. I am passionate about Geography and I am looking forward to continuing my studies. Both the subject and the teaching have been incredible and I would encourage anyone to take Geography.’

Course content

Year 12

Unit 1—Physical & Human Geography


  • Rivers & Flooding
  • The Coastal Zone
  • Population Change
  • Energy Issues

Unit 2—Geographical Skills

Year 13

Unit 3—Contemporary Geographical Issues


  • Weather & Climate and associated hazards
  • Tectonics and associated hazards
  • World Cities

Unit 4b—Geographical Issues Analysis


Year 12

Unit 1—Physical & Human Geography (2 hour exam)

Unit 2—Geographical Skills (1 hour exam)

Year 13

Unit 3—Contemporary Geographical Issues (2 hour 30 exam)

Unit 4b—Geographical Issues analysis (1 hour 30 exam)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years