AS/A Level Geography

Start Date

Mon Sep 06 2021

Day / Time



1 year


Baltic Campus

AS/A Level Geography

Studying Geography provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills due to the varied nature of content and the links to both the scientific and arts based subjects. The content of A Level geography is split into 2 main areas:

  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography.

Physical Geography looks at the various systems, processes, hazards and landscapes on the earth. Human Geography looks at other aspects of the world where humans are having major impacts such as places, governance and resources.

Geography is seen as a valuable academic subject by employers and universities because of the rich skills, knowledge and understanding you will get from the study of it. Geography is viewed by universities as a facilitating subject, which means that it is likely to be a preferred subject for a wide range of university courses.

Studying Geography aligns very well with lots of other subjects for example English, Maths, Sociology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Business Studies.

The full 2-year syllabus covering Physical Geography includes:
• Water and carbon cycles
• Hot desert systems and landscapes
• Coastal systems and landscapes
• Glacial systems and landscapes
• Hazards
• Ecosystems under stress

The full 2-year syllabus covering Human Geography includes:
• Global systems and global governance
• Changing places
• Contemporary urban environments
• Population and the environment
• Resource security

The college teaches the AQA A Level specification for Geography and teaches this over 6 hours every week.

Baltic Campus