Students who decide to take this course will develop a deeper understanding of the environment we live in and the causes and effects of sustained global change – something which is very topical in today’s society.

The course of study offers a vast range of different opportunities to learn and work both in and outside of the classroom. Students will be given the chance to access fieldwork opportunities that are local and further enrich their knowledge and understanding of the topic as a whole. This will give students all the skills needed to progress further with the subject should they wish to go on to study it at a higher level. 

Why study geography?

The A level geography course is open to students who have or have not studied this subject at GCSE, as long as the entry requirements are met. This course helps students to understand how physical and human environments are linked and how they interact to create effects which influence our daily lives.

Curriculum information

Year Autumn Spring Summer


  • Globalisation – Explore the causes and effects of an increasingly interconnected world
  • Tectonics – an in-depth exploration into the natural earth and tectonic hazards associated with living here
  • Regenerating places – why is it that an area can feel like home? Why we need to change places over time and how to evaluate varying levels of success in doing this
  • Coastal landscapes and change – what are the natural systems that change our coastline so much, should they be managed and if so how?
  • Geographical Applications and Independent study  – hone your craft as a geographer to utilize all of the skills and knowledge learned to create your own research into a topic of your choice from the specification


  • Superpower nations – where does the real control lie, why does this change over time and more importantly what is the source of this control
  • Water cycle and insecurity – the sources of water in the world and the pressures they face
  • Health, human rights and interventions – what is going on in the world and should it be controlled in order to ensure greater equality?
  • The carbon cycle and energy security – a delve into our energy stores, impacts, usage and what the future might look like as a result.