WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY CAMBRIDGE A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY?
The Cambridge A Level Geography syllabus builds upon skills gained at IGCSE/GCSE (or equivalent) level of study. You will widen your knowledge and understanding of the subject, while developing your investigative abilities and your evaluation and decision-making skills.
The syllabus is wide-ranging and comprises a variety of options. For example, you can study topics such as hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere and weather, rocks and weathering, population change and settlement dynamics. The syllabus considers a range of environments, from tropical to arid, and you can also study subjects such as environmental management, global interdependence and economic transition.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW TO ENROL?
The home study course in A Level Geography builds directly on the work you will have done for IGCSE/GCSE or equivalent in the subject. Grade B or 6 in one or other of these exams is required before starting on the A Level. We also require all A Level students to have secured a Grade C or 4 in GCSE/IGCSE English and Maths
THE SYLLABUS AND THE EXAM
Our course will prepare you for the Cambridge International Examinations Syllabus 9696. Exams take place in June and November.
For exams from 2018 onwards:
For the AS in Geography you will take: Paper 1: Core Physical Geography worth 50% of the AS level or 25% of the full A Level. (1 hour and 30 minutes) Paper 2: Core Human Geography worth 50% of the AS level or 25% of the full A Level. (1 hour and 30 minutes)
For the full A Level qualification, in addition to the AS papers above, you will take: Paper 3: Advanced Physical Geography Options worth 25% of the full A Level. (1 hour and 30 minutes) Paper 4: Advanced Human Geography Options worth 25% of the full A Level. (1 hour and 30 minutes)