Geography: AS and A Level | Loughborough College

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Studying Geography will give you the opportunity to travel the world via the classroom, learning about both natural and social sciences along the way. The latest Geography specification is designed to excite your mind, challenge your perceptions, and stimulate your investigative and analytical skills.

Course Content

A combination of physical and human geography units along with a minimum of two or four days of fieldwork.

Year 1:

  • Coasts
  • Hazards (both Coasts and Hazards are assessed in the same 90-minute exam, worth 50% of the AS qualification)
  • Global systems (assessed in a 90-minute exam, worth 50% of the AS qualification)
  • Two days of fieldwork

Year 2

  • Water and Carbon Cycles (plus Coasts and Hazards) (assessed in a 150-minute exam, worth 40% of the full A Level)
  • Changing Places and Resource Security (plus Global Systems) (assessed in a 150-minute exam, worth 40% of the full A Level)
  • Investigation (3,000 words, worth 20% of the full A Level)

Assessment objectives

You will be assessed on your ability to

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of places, environments, concepts, processes, interactions, and change, at a variety of scales (30–40%)
  • apply knowledge and understanding in different contexts to interpret, analyse, and evaluate geographical information and issues (30–40%)
  • use a variety of relevant quantitative, qualitative, and fieldwork skills to investigate geographical questions and issues, interpret, analyse, and evaluate data and evidence, as well as construct arguments and draw conclusions (20–30%)


You will develop:

  • your own roles, values, and attributes in relation to the themes and issues being studied
  • team-working and time management skills through the challenges of fieldwork activities
  • your understanding of geographical concepts and processes to understand and interpret our changing world
  • as a global citizen who recognises the challenges of sustainability and the implications for your own and others' lives
  • connections between the different aspects of geography

Entry Requirements

  • At least a grade 5 in either GCSE Geography.
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Progression Opportunities

Studying Geography allows for progression into a range of subjects, including those related to the environment, geology, science, climate, planning, and teaching.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full or Part Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

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College Course Code:

  • 18/19ASQGEO

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