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Type of Course: Geography AS and A2

AS Level for completion in Year 12:

Unit 1 – GEOG1

Physical and Human Geography

70% of AS, 35% of A Level

2 hour written examination

120 marks

Structured short and extended questions

Here you study rivers and coasts along with population and health issues.

Unit 2 – GEOG2

Geographical Skills

30% of AS, 15% of A Level

1 hour written examination

50 marks

Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions

Preparation includes a residential fieldtrip.

A2 Level for completion in Year 13

Unit 3 – GEOG3

Contemporary Geographical Issues—Studying volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunanies, eco systems and urban environments.

30% of A Level

2 hour 30 minutes written examination

90 marks

Structured short and extended questions, plus an essay

Available January* and June *January 2011 onwards

Unit 4 – either GEO4A Geography Fieldwork Investigation

or GEO4B Geographical Issue Evaluation

20% of A Level

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

60 marks

GEO4A – structured short and extended questions based on candidates’ fieldwork

investigation and fieldwork skills.

GEO4B – structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information

Booklet, released on 1 November for January examinations and 1 April for June


Available January and June


It may mean getting your feet wet but a residential field work experience is an integral part of the course.


The following are possible job opportunities that may be available after studying an Advanced Level qualification in Geography.  Cartographer, Environmental Consultant, Geographical information systems manager, planning and development surveyor, secondary school teacher, town planner and the retail sector.  A geography training is seen as an ideal blend of the science and ‘arts’.


    The Priory Federation of Academies, Lincoln