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Grade 2018 2017
A* 3 0
A 2 5
B 3 7
C 1 3
D 0 0
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GeographyAS Level

Geography is an adventure that starts here and will last you a life time. All our geography teachers are passionate about the subject. We live our subject and travel the world to discover more. The subject content is contemporary, engaging and tackles important issues at local and global scales such as environmental awareness and global interdependence.

In Year 1 there is an annual residential fieldtrip to the Isle of Arran in Scotland which prepares students for the skills exam. Although Geography has a unique suite of skills and knowledge, many skills and topic areas will actively support other subjects. Geographers are highly valued in the workplace because they possess the variety of skills that employers look for.

  • The fieldtrip to Arran solidified my Geography knowledge and as a new comer to St Paul’s, helped me to bond with the group.
  • Geography allow me to view the world from another perspective
  • Nothing is more interesting than applying what you have learnt in the classroom to the real world, that's why I chose geography
  • Geography is present, it's happening now and everything we learn can be related to issues in the news and the world around us and allows us to get involved in the world we live in.

Course Content

Component 1 (40%)

Physical Geography - Water and carbon cycles (36 marks), Ecosystems under stress (48 marks), Glacial systems and landscapes (36 marks). Assessment: 2.5hr paper

Component 2 (40%)

Human Geography - Global Systems and Global Governance (36 marks), Changing Places (36 marks), Contemporary Urban Environments (48 marks). Assessment: 2.5hr paper

Component 3 (20%)

Geography Fieldwork Investigation - Geographical Investigation (60 marks): Marked and moderated

Key Facts

  • Course Level A Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 100%
  • Assessor AQA
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ Levels 4-9. 6+ in Geography GCSE
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE including lesson materials, forums and online assessment