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In Short

You will gain an awareness of the World and its people as well as an understanding of the latest developments in environmental issues. Engage critically with real-world issues and
places and assess major issues including place identity, rising sea levels, rise of new superpowers, energy and water supplies, migration and national identity.

Students achieve high grades at AS and most go on to A2 and every year many go on to study university courses in Geography or related subjects such as Geology, Ecology or International Development.

This A Level can be successfully combined with any other A level subjects. Current students are also studying Sciences, Psychology, English, Photography, Maths, History and Law for example.

100% pass rate in A Level Geography in 20201.4% above National Average

“The Geography A Level is very interesting to study – I am always learning new things. The lecturers are helpful and knowledgeable” Nancy

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-5 including English Language and Maths.

Course Content

Choosing to study A Level Geography will develop your knowledge and understanding of key physical, human and environmental processes that underpin geographical concepts such as hazards, globalisation, migration, biodiversity and climate change. You will gain an insight into a range of issues that will prepare you for a career or university. Local field trips are a compulsory part of the course.

AS units

  • Global challenges
  • Geographical investigations (involves fieldwork around Dorset)


A2 units

  • Contested planet
  • Geographical research


Students who completed this course have gained places on courses such as BS (Hons) Psychology, BA (Hons) English and BSc (Hons) Geography at institutions such as Bristol University, Durham University and University of the West of England.

Your Tutor - Lucy Greenslade

I have taught Geography at Weymouth College for the last 15 years. I am also Chair of Examiners for GCE Geography for Pearson. Therefore, I am able to ensure all students have an excellent understanding of the requirements of the examinations and are well prepared to achieve highly. Our course is always relevant and contemporary, covering current issues in USA and China, as well as environmental concerns, geology, coastal processes and management.


If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds – There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact our reception for details of costs and concessions on 01305 761100 or email

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