A Level

Geography

An exciting adventure that will start here, and will last you a lifetime.
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A LEVEL
AQA
80% Exam
20% NEA coursework
6+ in Geography

What is Geography?

Geography is the study of the landscape, the vast physical features of our planet, and the natural events that occur within it. Examine how humans interact with, and even alter, the environment and habitats. Explore cultures and populations across the globe, and the economic and political activities that directly or indirectly affect geography.

The subject content is contemporary, engaging and tackles important issues at local and global scales, such as environmental awareness and global independence. Practise the skills learnt during field work, including on the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

Why study Geography?

All our geography teachers are passionate about the subject and provide an exciting and engaging environment in which to learn about all things geography. 

Although Geography is a unique set of skills and knowledge, many skills and topic areas actively support other subjects, such as economics and even business. Geographers are highly valued in the workplace because they possess the variety of skills that employers look for.

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Geography Exam Results

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PASS

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A* to C

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A* to B

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

Geography helps us understand how and why the world works as it does, and opens our eyes to a range of possible futures

Luke (Geography Student)

Geography is one of the most dynamic subjects you can take, where it aims to link theory with practical examples and case studies on a global scale.

Joe (Geography Student)

Geography is growing more and more important in our world and we can actually see the processes and patterns occur in real time in the real world.

Robert (Geography Student)

Geography
Course Content

Dive right into an exciting programme of content that explores both physical and human geography on a local and global scale.

PAPER 1
Physical Geography
WEIGHT
40% (120 Marks)
LENGTH
2.5 Hours

Component 1 consists of the following topics:

  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Coastal Systems and Landscapes
  • Ecosystems Under Stress
PAPER 2
Human Geography
WEIGHT
40% (120 Marks)
LENGTH
2.5 Hours

Component 2 is divided into the following topics:

  • Global Systems and Global Governance
  • Changing Places
  • Contemporary Urban Environments
COMPONENT 3
Geography Fieldwork Investigation
WEIGHT
20% (60 Marks)

Component 3 is a fieldwork investigation comprising of 3,000 to 4,000 words (60 marks).

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MR D SHAW

SUBJECT LEADER FOR GEOGRAPHY

Here at St Paul’s we have an outstanding Geography department, providing you with excellent resources and lesson content, centred on your development and success.

If you have any questions about Geography A Level at St Paul’s, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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