Key Stage 5


This Key Stage is delivered across two years.  This is an optional subject.


Students will have nine periods of Geography every fortnight. They will usually have two teachers who will divide topics between them.  For more information about the course content, please ask your Geography Teacher or look on the AQA website. 

Exam Information

Students will be studying the AQA Geography GCE specification.

Students will sit two exams both lasting 2½ hours and both worth 40%. In addition to this they will produce an individual investigation of approximately 4000 words that will be marked by their teacher and moderated by the Board. The structure of the full A-Level is:

Component 1 : Physical Geography (40% of A Level)

Topics covered:

  • Water & Carbon Cycles
  • Coastal Systems & Landscapes
  • Hazards

Component 2 : Human Geography (40% of A Level)

Topics covered:

  • Global systems & Global Governance
  • Changing places
  • Population and the Environment

Component 3 : Geography Fieldwork Investigation (20% of A Level)

• Individual investigation worth 60 marks