Your A Level in Geography could lead to a wide range of career paths including conservation, teaching, urban land-use planning, environmental management, overseas development, cartography, climatology and travel writing. Once you’re trained in your chosen field, your qualification will open up a whole new world of possibilities – you could go on to become a teacher, town planner, architect, conservation officer or a journalist.
Your A Level Geography course comprises four main topics. These are water and carbon cycles, landscape systems, global systems and global governance, and changing places. In water and carbon cycles, you will study the physical processes which control the cycling of both water and carbon between land, oceans and the atmosphere.
In landscape systems, you will take part in an integrated study of earth surface processes, landforms and resultant landscapes. For global systems and global governance, you will study the greater connectivity between people, places and environments across the globe. In the changing places module, you will further develop your geographical knowledge by conducting research in an area that is local to you.
- English and Maths minimum Grade 5
- Best 8 including English and Maths, minimum of 48 points, average 6
- Must have a minimum of grade 6 GCSE in the subject you wish to study at A Level and a 7 for Science and Maths
You will be assessed through exams and coursework.