AS 7036 A2/A Level 7037
Why study Geography?

The Geography AS /A2 level will allow opportunities for students to advance the skills, knowledge and understanding learnt at geography at KS3 and KS4.
 It aims to excite students’ minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate their investigative and analytical skills.

This includes developing: 
  • Understanding of geographical concepts and processes to understand and interpret our changing world.
  • Awareness of the interactions between economies, cultures and environments across the world.
  • Appreciation of sustainability and the importance of being a ‘global citizen’.
  • Critical thinking to make decisions about big issues and fieldwork skills.
Geography equips students with knowledge and understanding of ever increasing complex modern world by looking at relevant real world current issues.  Students can confidently develop their interpersonal skills as well as allowing them to develop transferable skills which University and places of higher education are seeking.

Course Requirements

GCSE English A*-C. 
GCSE Geography A*-C

Course Outline
    AS level- course content

    Physical geography
    1. Water and carbon cycles 
    2. Hot desert environments and their margins 
    3. Coastal systems and landscapes 

    Human geography
    4. Global systems and global governance 
    5. Changing places

    People and the environment
    6. Hazards 
    7. Contemporary urban environments 

    Geography investigation
    8. Geography fieldwork investigation 

    Geographical skills
    9. Geographical skills

    How the Course is Assessed

    This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam 
    assessment at the end of the course.

    Component 1: Physical geography and people and the environment –
    Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
    • 80 marks
    • 50% of AS
    Component 2: Human geography and geography investigation –
    Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes 
    • 80 marks 
    • 50% of AS
      Links to Careers
        Geographers are among the most employable people. Studying Geography leads directly to dozens of careers, and is a big help for many other careers. Here are some examples: Tourism and Leisure Services, Law, Local Government, Retailing, Architecture, Travel Agent, Environmental health, Government, Reporting, Sports, Energy conservation, Transport planning and management, Market Research, cartography, Meteorology, Armed Forces, Finance, Town Centre Management, Charity work.

        Links to University
        Geography is a broad subject, respected in Higher Education and business. It will provide students  a secure set of transferrable skills; ideal for careers in finance, medicine, engineering and business management as well as the more obvious areas of biological and 
        environmental science, planning, hazard and risk assessment and meteorology.

        Syllabus: AS. A Level Geography 
        Examination Board: AS 7036 - A2/A Level 7037
        More Information: Mr. P Sanderson