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Geography AS/A-Level at The Appleton School

Course description

Geography is the study of the world around us and man’s impact on it. It considers the physical and human influences that shape and style our world including climate change, immigration, extreme climates, earthquakes, tourism and the regeneration of cities.

Course content

AS Course content

Physical Geography

  • Water and Carbon cycles
  • Hazards

Human Geography 

  • Changing places

Local fieldwork and geographical skills

A Level Course content

Physical Geography

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

Human Geography 

  • Global systems and governance
  • Changing places
  • Contemporary urban environments

Geographical Investigation

  • 3,000 – 4,000 words
  • Investigation based on fieldwork


AS: 100% examination.

A2: 80% examination: 20 % Geographical investigation.

Future opportunities

  • Conservation
  • Travel and tourism
  • Local government and planning
  • Resource management
  • Meteorology and climatology including climate change
  • Teaching

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years