Geography

“It is a subject that helps young people into work. Many employers prize the knowledge and skills that studying Geography can provide and Geography in higher education is thriving. Geography students are among those gaining greatest satisfaction from their studies, and geography graduates have a relatively low level of unemployment. It’s no wonder there is a growing demand to study the subject at university.” Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society

Never has there been a better time to be studying Geography. It is a subject that is never out of the news. Whether it is a natural disaster wreaking havoc across portions of our globe; or we witness, through news, millions starving; it is Geography that helps human beings make sense of what seems like a catastrophe.

Nationally, the numbers of students studying Geography continue to rise. Only 5.8% of geography graduates were still job-hunting six months after they graduated, against an average of 7.3%.

Students study the EDUQAS Geography A specification (A110QS) which includes four days of fieldwork.

 

Paper 1: 

Changing landscapes and changing places

Paper 2: 

Global systems and global governance

Paper 3:

Contemporary themes in Geography

NEA:

Geography fieldwork   investigation 

Section A – 

Glaciated landscapes

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Section B – 

Changing places

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Section A – Global systems

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Section B 

Global governance

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Section C – 

21st century challenges

Section A – 

Tectonic hazards

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Section B – 

Contemporary themes:

Weather & climate

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Economy of India

Knowledge organiser 2

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 relating to any part of the specification content.

105 mins written exam at the end of Year 13

(62 marks) 20.5%

120 mins written exam at the end of Year 13

(110 marks) 27.5%

135 mins written exam at the end of Year 13

(128 marks) 32%

3,000 – 4,000 words coursework

(80 marks) 20%

A-LEVEL LEARNING JOURNEY

Progression model

 

Careers/Higher Education Pathways

A-Level Geography can lead to a wide range of careers and further qualifications in both the arts and sciences. Aid agencies, Travel Journalism, Town and Country Planning, Transport Management, Property Researcher, Business Consultant, River and Flood Management, Environment Agency, Education, Research, Local Government, Forest Enterprise, Meteorological work.

Geography also gives students good prospects into other non-related careers such as: Accountancy, Law, Police and Armed Services, due to the skills, analytical and data handling techniques learnt through the subject.