Geography (A-Level)

Geography (A-Level)

Advanced Level Qualification

Sixth Form Overview

Students aged 17-18 years old

Course Outline

The new AQA specification will excite minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate investigative and analytical skills. The course has been modernised and new units have been added to reflect the world today.

  • Section A: Water and carbon cycles
  • Section B: either Hot desert systems and landscapes or Coastal systems and landscapes or Glacial systems and landscapes
  • Section C: either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress
  • Section A: Global systems and global governance
  • Section B: Changing places
  • Section C: either Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security.
  • 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.
Assessment Criteria
  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 120 marks 
  • 40% of Alevel 
  • Section A: answer all questions (36marks)
  • Section B: answer either question 2, 3 or 4 (36 marks)
  • Section C: answer either question 5 or 6 (48 marks)

Question types: multiplechoice, short
answer, levels of response and extended prose

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 120 marks
  • 40% of Alevel
  • Section A: answer all questions (36marks)
  • Section B: answer all questions (36marks)
  • Section C: answer either question 3, 4 or 5 (48 marks)

Question types: multiplechoice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose

  • 3,0004,000 words
  • 60 marks
  • 20% of Alevel
  • Marked by teachers, moderated by AQA
  • Exam Board AQA
  • Course Code 7037
  • AS Available Yes
  • Entry Requirements Grade 6 in Geography
  • Exam Papers 2
  • Course Work No
  • Prior Study Compulsory

Course Progression

  • Higher education courses such as geography, geology, environmental science, international relations. anthropology and many others.
  • A wide range of careers ranging from utilities, science, town planning, transport planning, government advisory bodies, environmental consultancy and many others.
  • Huge focus on skills development during this course. Therefore students gain a number of transferable skills which are highly desirable.