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GEOGRAPHY at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, people, places and environment and therefore bridges the social sciences (Human Geography) and the natural sciences (Physical Geography). A Level Geography will enable students to develop an understanding and knowledge of different geographical concepts. Geography is highly valued by universities and the discipline is referred to as a facilitating subject (Russell Group, 2011): one that gives A Level students the skills to succeed in Higher Education and the world of work.


Course content

• Water and Carbon Cycles

• Glacial Systems and Landscapes

• Hazards

• Global Systems and Global Governance

• Changing Places

• Contemporary urban environments

• Geographical Skills

• Fieldwork

Entry requirements

5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).

Students who have previously studied Geography at GCSE would be expected to have achieved at least a grade 4.


2 exams at the end of Year 13, plus coursework.

Physical geography 150mins (40%)

Human geography 150mins (40%)

Geography fieldwork investigation 3000 - 4000 words (20%)

Future opportunities

Geography is a sought-after subject amongst employers because it equips students with a wide range of different skills. As A Level geographers students will develop skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT as well as more subject-specific skills such as the use of maps and Geographical Information Systems. Geographers enter a wide range of careers including finance (accountancy, banking, management and consultancy), education, marketing, sales, advertising, law and social/health services. In addition, many geographers choose degrees leading to careers directly related to the subject such as town planning, surveying and environmental management.

Further information

Contact Boston Spa Sixth Form on 01937 846612

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 November 2018
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