You will gain a solid grounding in Physical and Human Geography.

With an exciting mix of theory and fieldwork, it offers you the freedom at A2 to choose your own area of research.

Topics you’ll cover include: rivers and flood management, coastal environments, population change, and energy issues. You will develop a variety of skills as you study contemporary geographical issues.

These include investigative, statistical, graphical and cartographic techniques. The course will broaden and deepen your existing knowledge. You will have the opportunity to go on field trips as part of the course.


Higher Education – Human or Physical Geography, Environmental Science, Geology, Cartography, Geomorphology, Remote Sensing.

Careers include: Teaching, Law, Social Services, Environmental Services, Advertising and Urban Planning.

How to apply

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Course detail

Start date: September 2021

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 9 to 4 including grade 5 / 6 in Geography

Study units


  • Water and carbon cycle
  • Hazards
  • Changing places
  • Fieldwork and skills

A Level

  • Water and carbon cycle
  • Hazards
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Changing places
  • Global systems and global governance
  • Contemporary urban environments


Two exams (worth 50% each).

Two exams (worth 40% each) and a geographical investigation (worth 20%).