WJEC AS/A2 Geography Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
A Levels



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
03 September 2020


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English/Welsh 1st Language and MathsMaths/Numeracy and grade B in Geography

In a nutshell

This course covers a broad, yet insightful, look into our planet and how it works

This course is for you if...

...You’ve 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, 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 topics, which are motivating and challenging, 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:

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 B 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?

A number of university courses are available in geographical studies.

Additional information

You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel cost of educational visits and field trips.


Where can I study WJEC AS/A2 Geography Level 3?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 03 September 2020

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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