Geography

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Geography

Geography tackles the big issues; it tries to describe, explain, understand and evaluate the changing natural andhuman world around us.

Examination Board AQA

Specification Number 7037

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Geography

Geography tackles the big issues; it tries to describe, explain, understand and evaluate the changing natural andhuman world around us.

Examination Board AQA

Specification Number 7037

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

Geography tackles the big issues; it tries to describe, explain, understand and evaluate the changing natural and human world around us.

 
Component 1: Physical Geography 
  • Section A: Water and Carbon Cycles 
  • Section B: Coastal systems and Landscapes 
  • Section C: Hazards 
 
Component 2: Human Geography 
  • Section A: Global Systems and Global Governance
  • Section B: Changing Places
  • Section C: Population and the Environment 
 
Component 3: Geography Fieldwork Investigation 

A non-examined assessment comprised of an individual investigation which includes data collected in the field.

 
Course Leader of Geography

Miss Veale

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. If students do not have a grade 4+ in GSCE Maths they will be required to re-sit this qualification. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE Maths 5+
  • GCSE Geography 5+

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Component 1Physical Geography2 hours 30 minute written exam40%
Component 2Human Geography2 hours 30 minute written exam40%
Component 3Geography Fieldwork Investigation3000-4000 word individual investigation write-up20%

Progression Route

This subject opens the door to a wide range of employment opportunities (such as finance, retail, management, administration and other professions). At the end of the course, some students continue to study the subject at university. The subject is unique in that it is accepted as an ‘arts’ or a ‘science’ for any degree course.

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
Prisoners of GeographyTim Marshall
FactfulnessHans Rosling
A Brief History of TomorrowYuval Noah Harari
21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyYuval Noah Harari
Useful Websites
United NationsExplore Website
World Trade OrganisationExplore Website
Global TransformationsExplore Website
Geography Activities
Geography Activities - How to Prepare for A Levels
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Details
Course Leader of Geography

Miss Veale

Laura.veale@woodgreenacademy.co.uk