Skip to content ↓

St Wilfrid's Catholic School

A Level Geography is about contemporary issues like Climate Change and globalisation.

          Mrs Davies
     Subject Leader for                 Geography


Qualification Information

Entry Requirements: Grade 5 at GCSE Geography. GCSE English Grade 5 if Geography has not been studied at GCSE
Length of Course: 2 Years 
Assessment: 80% Examination 20% Coursework
Components: This course has four equally-weighted content areas of study, offering both compulsory and optional content, assessed through three external assessments and one piece of non-examination assessment.
Qualification:  Edexcel A Level Geography





What will I Study?

The course is made up of an engaging and contemporary issues based approach. The course offers an issues-based approach to studying geography, enabling students to explore and evaluate contemporary geographical questions and issues such as the consequences of globalisation, responses to hazards, water insecurity and climate change. It supports progression to undergraduate level geography. The course content gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of physical and human geography, the complexity of people and environment questions and issues, and to become critical, reflective and independent learners. It has a straightforward and flexible content and structure.


Am I right for the course?

You should take A Level Geography if you are looking to develop their communication and team working skills as you will often complete projects in groups. Research and analysis skills are also developed, including in IT, lab and fieldwork.  If you are interested in hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere and weather, rocks and weathering, population, migration, tropical environments, coastal environments, hazardous environments, environmental management and global interdependence.

Where next?

As a subject which covers so many of the vital issues that affect the world of today, such as climate change, migration and natural hazards, there has arguably never been a better time to study Geography. With the mix of technical and social skills that they get from their studies, Geography graduates are highly sought after — in fact, according to the Royal Geographical Society, those who study the subject have some of the highest rates of employment.Geography is one of the Russell Group universities' facilitating subjects — so called because choosing them at A-level allows a wide range of options for degree study.

 • Cartographer • Environmental Consultant • Commercial/Residential Surveyor • Geographical Information Systems Officer • Environmental Officer • Planning & Development Surveyor • Teacher • Town Planner • Public Services • Public Utilities


  1. Do I have to have studied this at GCSE?   
    No,  however, you will need to complete summer work to support elements you will have missed.
  2. Is Geography good with other subjects?
    Geography is one of the Russell Group universities' facilitating subjects — so called because choosing them at A-level allows a wide range of options for degree study.
  3. Do we do field work?
    There are several opportunities to take part in activities out of the class.

Apply here