Students follow the AQA specification at A level. The A level route is a two year course. Students complete two examinations at the end of the course. There is also a controlled assessment report which students complete after a four-day residential visit. This is a 3000-4000 word document and is worth 20% of the final result.
Students are provided with their own textbook which they should use at home and bring to each lesson.
Link to the specification for schemes of work and practise exam questions http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037
Revision guide: https://wordery.com/my-revision-notes-aqa-asa-level-geography-helen-harris-9781471886713?currency=GBP>rck=S2kzU3Y2UlNYaDloYjhQa3E0M21DNHBwWWNjc1FnU1pPcmhGQXNQQlVpb2RZdzlOODFuazhNK1FoZjJqb2VvRVdpREdrb3oxemNtWUxUYjFmblFGaXc9PQ&gclid=COiiwNHF49ICFQw4GwodOUIOug
Trips and enrichment
A-Level Geography Field Investigation - Sefton Coastline near Liverpool
As part of the A-Level course, Year 13 Geography students visit the coast between Liverpool and Southport to investigate changes in the sand dune profile. During the 3 day visit students plan, carry out and evaluate a full study of a transect, which they will then write about in their summer exam.
Geography is the bridge between the arts subjects and the world of science. As a result, the skills you develop in Geography are rich and varied enabling you to do a variety of different jobs. It is proven to be one of the most employable subjects.
Jobs directly related to geography
- Commercial/residential surveyor
- Environmental consultant
- Weather person
- Geographical information systems officer
- Planning and development surveyor
- Secondary school teacher/ college or university lecturer
- Town planner
Jobs where geography would be useful:
- International aid/development worker
- Landscape architect
- Logistics and distribution manager
- Market researcher
- Nature conservation officer
- Sustainability consultant
- Tourism officer
- Transport planner