WJEC AS Level Geography Level 3
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
07 September 2023
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English/Welsh 1st Language, Maths/Maths Numeracy and grade C in Geography.
In a nutshell
This A Level Geography course covers a broad, yet insightful, look into our planet and how it works. Looking at landscapes and places, to global systems and contemporary themes in Geography, this A Level explores human and physical Geography in depth, expanding your knowledge in this area and preparing you for the next step in your career.
This course is for you if...
...you have a keen interest in physical and human geography
...you’re interested in conservation and the future of our planet
...you’re hard working and proactive.
What will I be doing?
In the first year at AS level, you'll study 2 units:
- Unit 1 Changing landscapes (A: Coastal landscapes, B: Tectonic hazards)
- Unit 2 Changing places (A: Changing places, B: Fieldwork investigation in physical and human geography)
In the second year, you'll study 3 units leading to the full A Level:
- Unit 3 Global systems and global governance (A: Global systems, B: Global governance – change and challenges, C: 21st century challenges)
- Unit 4 Contemporary themes in geography (A: Tectonic hazards, B: Economic growth and challenge in China, Energy challenges and dilemmas)
- Unit 5 Independent investigation (non-examined assessment 3000-4000 words)
These units cover a wide range of motivating and challenging topics, combining well with other A Levels in Humanities, Languages or Science.
Both AS and A Level provide opportunities for in depth fieldwork or research. The course should equip you with a range of skills, understanding and knowledge, useful in employment or higher education.
Students should complete the AS course successfully before undertaking the full A Level. Most A Level students continue to higher education, whilst others find Geography extremely useful for employment. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level Geography
- A Level Geography
- Skills Activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enter this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English/Welsh First Language, Maths/Maths Numeracy and Grade C in Geography.
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
Following completion of your Geography A Level, a number of university courses are available in geographical studies.
You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel cost of educational visits and field trips.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team