• Course Information

    You've located an engaging, diverse and topical subject. A Level Geography is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as Climate Change, Globalisation, Water Conflicts and Biodiversity. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Geography, Environmental Sciences and related degrees.

    • Course Code
    • Exam Board
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Geography is an engaging, diverse and topical subject. We investigate contemporary geographical issues to promote global awareness, and work to develop a range of skills that are highly desired by employers.

    Fieldwork is an essential part of Geography and you will complete at least four days of fieldwork across the two-year course. You will visit places such as Liverpool, Manchester and the Fylde Coast to investigate regeneration and coastal environments. There is also the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Italy in the first year. Visiting speakers from universities and other organisations will provide opportunities for students who wish to take their studies beyond the A Level syllabus.

    Geography is a skills-based course and you will study:

    • Dynamic Landscapes investigates tectonic hazards and coastal change
    • Dynamic Places examines globalisation, migration, and rebranding
    • Physical Systems and Sustainability looks at issues of water and energy security
    • Global Development looks at superpowers and geopolitical issues

    Students are also able to complement their classroom learning by carrying out further research into topical case studies they are interested in.

    Course Highlights:

    Field trips to Iceland and Italy


  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 5x Grade 5s, including Grade 5 in Geography, Grade 5 in Maths OR English (Language or Literature). If no Geography GCSE, Grade 6 in English AND Maths.

  • How will I be assessed?
    • 80% written examination
    • 20% coursework
  • Progression Pathway

    Students progress to university degree and diploma courses, work-based skills training and careers in management, project management, accounting, civil engineering, leisure and tourism, teaching, planning and a broad range of environment-related fields.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.