Geography AS/A Level at Idsall School
Paper 1 – Dynamic Landscapes 30% of A Level
Minimum of 2 day’s physical geography fieldwork
Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity
Paper 2 – Dynamic Places 30% of A Level
Shaping Places: Regeneration of urban and rural areas
Minimum of 2 days of human geography fieldwork in Liverpool and rural Shropshire
Global Development and Connections: Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
Paper 3 – Contested Planet 20% of A Level
Synoptic investigation of a geographical issue
Paper 4 – Independent Investigation 20% of A Level
60 marks split us as follows: Purpose of Investigation (12),
Methodologies (10), Data Representation (20), Conclusion and Evaluation (18).
There are now a minimum of 6 days’ fieldwork in A Level over the 2 years. Optional study tours in the past 5 years have gone to China, Morocco and Iceland. Costa Rica is also on the cards in 2018!
Apart from the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form you are expected to achieve at least a grade B in Geography and a grade 5 in Maths.
Geography is a stepping stone for a whole range of degree courses from pure Geography to Geology, Biology, Landscape Management, Environmental Science, Economic and Business related courses, Planning, Tourism and Leisure, Sports or Events Management, PR and Human Resources and so on. The scope is endless. If it’s employment you’re after, then employers look favourably on an A level in Geography because of the range of skills you have developed.
There are so many choices for which A level Geography is a valuable qualification.
If you would like further information on any aspect of A Level Geography, then please contact Mrs. J. Walker (Head of Humanities) - firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Idsall School directly.