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A level

Geography is the study of people and their relationship with their environment, the impacts each has on the other and the challenges of managing those impacts. You will take part in fieldwork (either locally or in the Lake District), classroom discussions and internet research, and reflect on your own experiences: how will the changes to the planet affect you, and how are you influencing these changes?  

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

Course Content

Year 1

You will begin by studying the carbon cycle and energy security, before moving on to investigate globalisation; focusing on the inequalities between countries as shifts in wealth occur. You will also study glaciated landscapes and how they are being changed by both human activities which pose unique threats.

Year 2

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the causes of tectonic hazards and how to put into place successful responses. You will learn about the water cycle, focusing on the global issue of water insecurity. You will study superpowers and their impact on the global economy, global politics and the environment. You will explore how our rapidly globalizing world impacts on migration, national identity and sovereignty.


  • 80% exam
  • 20% coursework

Special Features

Fieldwork is integral to this course.  You will take part in at least four fieldwork days which will form the basis of your coursework. Residential trips are also a strong feature of this course (currently the study of glaciation in the Lake District).

Entry Requirements

  • At least 7 GCSEs Grade 4 including GCSE Maths.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE English.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Geography if taken.
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