In this course you will study both Physical and Human Geography, learning how peoples’ lives are affected by the world in which we live, and exploring the big environmental issues that challenge our future. You will also get the chance to develop your skills in research and data analysis by participating in at least four days of fieldwork, as well as carrying out an investigation on a topic of your choice. In recent years we have been to Dorset, The New Forest and London as well as coastal studies in Weymouth and Christchurch Bays.

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Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

GIS consultant, network operations, graduate manager, royal marines officer, geoinformation technology operator, disaster management specialist, environmental scientist, geographical information systems professional, geologist, surveyor, sustainable development professional, travel and tourism sector worker and planner.

Geography, Oceanography, Geology,  Geographic Information Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, Demography, International Relations, Law, Environmental Science.

Topics you'll cover


  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Contemporary urban environments
  • Changing places: The concept of ‘place’ and how it influences human lives
  • Global systems.


  • Global governance
  • Glacial systems and landscapes.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Two written exams (40% each)
  • Fieldwork report (20%)
  • Exam board: AQA
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English Language and Maths. A GCSE in Geography is not required.

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.