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Geography at Greenshaw High School

Course description

Geography is a demanding subject, but one which combines well with many other A levels, both in the arts and the sciences. One of the most popular combinations is combining geography with one or more science subjects eg biology or chemistry, as well as AS Mathematics or Physical Education. Students will be trained to apply information in a logical manner and make reasoned applications to situations around the world.

Course content

Component 1 – Physical geography:
Water and carbon cycles, coastal
systems and hazards.

Component 2 – Human geography:
Global systems and global governance, changing places and contemporary urban environments.

Component 3 – fieldwork: Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

Entry requirements

Grade B or higher in GCSE Geography.


Component 1: Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 96 marks, 40% of A level.

Component 2: Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 96 marks, 40% of A level.

Component 3: 3,000-4,000 words, 35 marks, 20% of A level, marked by teachers , moderated by AQA.

Future opportunities

Geography is the most employable subject in comparison to others. More Geography
graduates achieve a multi-skilled discipline suitable for a wide range of diverse and
rewarding careers, including media/TV researcher, architecture, hazard management,
meteorology, banking, teaching, town planning, cartography, travel and tourism, estate
management and aviation.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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