Geography – AS and A level

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in Geography. If you have not studied Geography at GCSE and would like to at AS, contact the Head of Humanities.

AS/A2 Course outline

  • Unit 1: Physical Geography including water and carbon cycles, either hot desert environments and their margin or coastal systems and landscapes.
  • Unit 2: Human Geography global systems and global governance, changing places and either contemporary urban environments or population and the environment or resource security.
  • Unit 3: Geographical investigation: Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student.

Where next?

You could progress on to higher level study in humanities or a relevant scientific degree, such as environmental sciences, or alternatively enter employment. Roles in employment would include working for companies like Thames Water, The Environment Agency or local government as a Cartographer, Environmental Consultant, Transport Planner or Town Planner.