This two year course explores both physical and human geography. You will learn how peoples’ lives are affected by the world in which we live as well as the big environmental issues that challenge our future.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Disaster management specialist, environmental scientist, geographical information systems professional, geologist, surveyor, sustainable development professional, travel and tourism sector worker and planner.

Geography, demography, international relations, urban and regional planning, oceanography, geology and geographic information systems.

Topics you'll cover


  • Water and carbon cycles
  • The concept of ‘place’ and how it influences human lives
  • Contemporary urban environments
  • Trips: New Forest, Studland Bay, London and heathland in Dorset.


  • Glacial systems and landscapes
  • Earthquake, volcanic and atmospheric hazards
  • Global systems and global governance
  • Sustainable management of oceans and Antarctica
  • Geography fieldwork investigation.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Two written exams
  • Field report of 3,000 – 4,000 words
  • Exam board: AQA
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at four and above, including English and maths.

What students say about the course

"Geography is an amazing subject. It is very hands-on and covers a huge variety of topics. Both human and physical geography is covered in depth.  I originally preferred physical geography but studying the subject at A Level has made me realise that human geography has just as much to offer! You get to go on lots of trips all across the UK too. This course has given me a better insight into what I would like to do in the future." Laura Sims, previously at Bitterne Park School

Additional information


You may be expected to pay a course fee each year to cover the cost of materials and equipment. If there is any issues with the being able to pay the fee, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.