Humanities A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Geography

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Geography is diverse, topical, exciting and challenging. It provides a holistic view of the world and develops a greater understanding of the human and physical processes that shape it.



Grade 5 in GCSE Geography and grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature.

Why study A Level Geography at Blackpool Sixth?

At Blackpool Sixth you will have experienced teachers who have current and previous experience of examining for the subject. Geography is a well-respected subject and superb preparation for studying academic courses at university.

How will I be taught?

  • Group and peer working
  • Individual investigative work
  • Directed sessions
  • A range of learning activities

Teacher expertise

The A Level Geography teachers have over 30 years experience of teaching Geography and many years experience at A level. Matt also has 6 years examining experience at AS and A level for AQA and 3 years experience with Edexcel.

What skills will I develop?

  • A holistic understanding of global issues
  • A structured approach to learning
  • Project management skills
  • Enhanced skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation
  • The skills to become a reflective and independent learner
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How will I be assessed?


  • 80% Exams
  • Paper 1 – Physical Geography (30%)
  • Paper 2 – Human Geography (30%)
  • Paper 3 – Synoptic Paper (20%)


  • 20% Non-examined assessment (Coursework)

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What will you study and other information about A Level Geography

Where does it lead?

Geography can lead students into a very diverse range of vocations and university courses. Sabine Dunstan – Land Economy at Cambridge University; Jane Hardy-Jones – MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science at Lancaster University.

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