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Christ the King Sixth Form College


A Level

"I have thoroughly enjoyed studying Geography at Christ the King and have now secured a place at Exeter University to continue my work in this subject."

What will I study?

The A Level Geography course comprises four main themes which explore a range of processes and aspects of physical, human and economic geography. It is a popular, widely respected subject which explores the following:

Water and Carbon Cycles: This module will require students to study the physical processes which control the cycling of both water and carbon between land, oceans and the atmosphere.

Landscape Systems: Students will undertake an integrated study off earth surface processes, landforms and resultant landscapes.

Global Systems and Global Governance: Students will study the greater connectivity between people, places and environments across the globe.

Changing Places: As part of this module, students will enhance their knowledge and understanding of place by conducting research in an area that is local to them.

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-5) and if taken GCSE Geography (Grade 9-5). GCSE Mathematics (Grade 9-5) would be advantageous but not essential.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through examination and coursework:

  • Paper 1 (30%) - Human Geography
  • Paper 2 (30%) - Physical Geography
  • Paper 3 (20%) - Independent Research
  • Paper 4 (20%) - Coursework

Where will A Level Geography lead me?

This course naturally leads to a degree in Geography (Physical, Human or Cultural) or a related subject at university such as Environmental Studies, Geology, Natural Hazards, GIS, Oceanography or Meteorology. It provides an excellent qualification for a wide range of careers including Conservation, Teaching, Urban Land-Use Planning, Environmental Management, Overseas Development, Cartography, Climatology and Travel Writing.