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Geography

Specific Course Entry Requirements  
Examination Levels Offered AS and A2 Level
Examination Board AQA

Geographers investigate and try to explain the world around them by looking for patterns and trends and seeking to explain their observations.

If we understand how natural processes work we can predict the likely impact that people will have on them.

This effective planning should lead to a sustainable management approach. Our investigations will look at scales ranging from global to local and include a focus on different levels of development. Geography includes a wide range of Key Skills.

Associated Course Costs

Approximate field trip costs are: Seaford £20, London £20 and optional Fieldwork residential to Dorset £100. The locations for field trips are subject to change and all prices are approximate.

The A-Level Geography qualification is a two year linear course.

AS Level Course

The AS Level course covers the following two units:

  • Physical Geography and people and the environment (50% of the AS grade)
  • Human Geography and geography fieldwork investigation (50% of the AS grade)
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Changing Places
  • Hazards
  • Geography Fieldwork Investigation and Geographical Skills
  • Component 1: Physical Geography
    (40% of the A Level grade)
  • Component 2: Human Geography
    (40% of the A Level Grade)
  • Component 3: Geography Fieldwork   
  • Investigation (20% of the A Level Grade)
  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Global systems and global governance
  • Students complete an individual investigation based on a question or issue relating to any part of the specification content
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Changing places
  • Hazards
  • Resource Security
  • Unit 1 – 1 hour 30 minute written examination
  • Unit 2 - 1 hour 30 minute written examination

A2 Level Course

The A Level course covers the following three components:

  • Component 1 - 2 hour 30 minute written examination
  • Component 2 - 2 hour 30 minute written examination
  • Component 3 – 3,000-4,000 word fieldwork investigation report

Staff Contact
Miss D Wheeler - dwheeler@oxtedschool.co.uk