GEOGRAPHY COURSE

Geography - helping Kingsley Academy students become global citizens of the world

KS5 - AS / A-Level

Exam board: Edexcel B


Geography AS / A-Level is an exciting course that develops field work techniques, literacy and career skills. It also provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the world around them. It also offers a minimum of four days field work which will allow students to witness geography first hand and expand their independence.


The A-Level course will comprise of four exams over two years and a written investigation of 3-4000 words.


AS-Level Paper 1: (50%)

  • Tectonic hazards e.g. earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Coastal processes and change

AS-Level Paper 2: (50%)

  • Globalisation
  • Regenerating places
  • Questions on collection of coursework

A-Level Paper 1: (30%)

  • Tectonic hazards e.g. earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Coastal processes and change
  • Water Cycle
  • Carbon Cycle


A-Level Paper 2: (30%)

  • Globalisation
  • Regenerating places
  • Superpowers
  • Health and human rights


A-Level Paper 3: (20%)

  • Decision making activity - involves problem solving (which employers value highly)


Independent research report: (20%)

  • 3000 - 4000 words of an area that students are interested in using all the skills learnt about data collection, analysis and reflective
  • The report will involve 4 days of field work over the two years of the A-Level course