Geography A Level


Subject:                 Geography

Level:                     AS and A LEVEL

Exam Board:       W.J.E.C.

Location:               Bryn Celynnog 


Geography at ‘A’ level has always proved to be a popular subject complementing both Arts and Science.

The course is divided into two units in Year 12.


Unit 1

Changing Landscapes

Coastal or Glacial Landscapes

Tectonic Hazards


Unit 2

Changing Places

Changing Places

Fieldwork Investigation*

This will make up the AS qualification.

The three units in Year 13 are:-


Unit 3

Global Systems and Global Governance

Global Systems

Change and Challenges

21st Century Challenges


Unit 4

Contemporary Themes in Geography

Eco Systems

Economic Growth

Energy Challenges

Weather and Climate


Unit 5


Independent Investigation*



Students are required to undertake fieldwork consisting of two days at AS Level and two days at A2 Level.  Please note that this is a compulsory element of the course and will involve a cost in the form of a voluntary contribution, as stated in the school’s Policy.  Fieldwork investigations will take place off site at a Field Studies Centre.


Requirement / skills for entry onto the course

The Geography A and AS level course is offered to students who have achieved a minimum GCSE grade B in the subject.  This is an exciting and challenging new syllabus which allows for staged assessment.  It will train students to appreciate different viewpoints, apply all the key skills and formulate reasoned opinions.

Career Opportunities:

  • Landscape Architecture, Environmental Consultant
  • Flood Protection, Weather Forecaster, Cartographer
  • Hydrologist, Town Planner, Pollution Analyst
  • Earth Scientist, Conservation Officer, Tourism & Travel
  • Surveyor, Hazard Prediction & Management


Staff to consult for further information

Mrs. S. Hann, Mrs. A. Panwalker, Mrs. E. Knight




Subject:                 Geography

Level:                     AS and A LEVEL

Exam Board:       W.J.E.C.

Location:               Y Pant School 



Geography develops an intellectual, social, moral and aesthetic understanding of the world in which we live


Requirements/Skills for entry to the Course

Normally a minimum of a C grade at G.C.S.E level


Brief outline of the Course

Advanced Subsidiary
G1 ·         Investigating climate change

·         Investigating tectonic and hydrological change

G2 ·         Investigating population change

·         Investigating settlement change


Advanced G.C.E.
G3 Contemporary Themes and Research:

·         Coastal landforms and their management

·         Development

·         Personal research in to depravation in Cardiff

G4 ·         Sustainability: Energy, water, food and cities.

Methods of Assessment

AS Level is assessed through two written papers, G1 is sat in January and G2 in June. A Level is assessed through two written papers, G3A in January and G4 in June.


Career Opportunities/Additional Information

Geography is a specific requirement for some careers such as urban planning. Geographers, however, are found in all walks of life. The subject imparts skills of observation, investigation, analysis and interpretation, which are essentially management skills required in a wide variety of careers. Geography also enables people to make informed judgements on some of the important social, political, economic and environmental issues of the day. The subject by its nature is integrative between the arts and sciences.


Staff to consult for further information

Mr Gareth Battle.