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Geography A Level at Poole High School

Course description

Do you have an interest in the world around you?  Are you fascinated by the processes that shape the world and people’s lives?  Do you want to find out more about the challenges that we will face within our own lifetimes and beyond?  Do you want to study an academic subject which gives you a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills? 


Through classwork, fieldwork and independent study you will develop skills in: research, analysis, working independently, decision making, teamwork, communication, planning, problem solving, essay and report writing as well as preparing for exams.  Geography fits well with other choices: an applied subject to compliment sciences or an academic subject to balance the arts.


We study the AQA syllabus. We will undertake the AS qualification in year 12 before continuing to A-Level in year 13. 

Course content

•       Coastal systems and landscapes.

•       Hazards.

•       Contemporary urban environments.

•       Water and carbon cycles.

•       Geographical skills (including fieldwork).

•       Global governance.

•       Changing places. 


Which students do well at A-Level Geography?


•       …those with enquiring minds.

•       …those with an interest in the world around them.

•       …those who can sequence and make links.

•       …those who work well with others. 

Entry requirements

  • C in GCSE English
  • GCSE Geography – Grade C 


•       Two examinations in year 12 for the AS qualification. 

•       Two modular examinations in year 13 (worth 30% and 20% of A2). 

Financial information

Text books, tuition and course materials are provided free, however contributions are requested from parents for trips and visits that may support learning in school. Some students will be eligible for the 16-19 Bursary Fund, which is a government-provided fund for sixth form students facing financial hardship. It can help towards costs for travel, equipment (for example in PE or Food Technology), trips and books.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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