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Geography A level at Wilberforce College

Course description

Discover the world around you, develop your research skills and learn about the global issues affecting the environment in which we live. Geography is recognised as a strong academic subject that fits well with a wide range of other A Levels from across the science and arts spectrum.  Studying Geography will develop your skills in constructing arguments and weighing up positions. It will also develop your oral and written communication skills and improve your ability to analyse, including statistical analysis. Most people study Geography because they have a genuine interest in the subject and the wider world. A Level Geography will also really make you think about how ‘our world’ works and it challenges your assumptions.

Course content

Year 1 Topics:

Water & Carbon Cycles


Global Systems and Governance

Contemporary Urban Environments

Year 2 Topics:

Coastal Systems and Landscapes

Changing Places

3 - 4,000 word Geographical Investigation

Entry requirements

Five A* - C grades at GCSE including a GCSE grade C in English Language and Mathematics.


Physical Geography: 2hr 30min exam, with multiple choice, short answer and extended prose questions. (40%)

Human Geography: 2hr 30min exam with multiple choice, short answer and extended prose questions. (40%)

Geographical Investigation written by the student. 3 - 4,000 words (20%)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wilberforce College directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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