Geography

Mr A Thatcher BA Hull, PGCE (Head of Department); Mr C M Wainman BA Leeds, MA PGCE

Examination Body: AQA

A Level Geography is a must for anyone who is interested in the present and future state of our planet and its inhabitants. You will build on the knowledge, understanding and expertise gained at GCSE and will investigate the challenges of the natural world and today’s modern society.

The course includes a balance between physical, human and environmental topics, with fieldwork and research skills being a key feature at AS and A2. You will develop your decision-making and analytical skills, both as an individual and working as part of a team.

In addition to classroom lessons you will plan and undertake fieldwork locally and nationally.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have obtained a B grade or higher in Geography GCSE and have a good understanding of Maths. If you did not take Geography at GCSE it is still possible to take Geography at AS Level, if you have achieved good GCSE results in other subjects.

Delivery and Assessment

We follow the new AQA linear A Level course. This is a two-year course examined at the end of Year 13.

Abigail Mawhinney

Abigail is currently in her second year of study at Newcastle University, a member of the prestigious Russel Group, reading Modern Languages with Linguistics. This four-year course includes French, Spanish and Italian.  Her A Levels in French, Geography and Mathematics provided her with the skillset needed to take on this challenging course at university, where she is learning two new languages.  Abigail is now planning a year abroad with six months in France and six months in South America, either studying or working as part of the course.