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Devonport High School for Girls

Head of Department

Mr A Magee (Hons), PGCE

A Level Course Outline

This engaging course gives students the opportunity to:

  • engage with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time
  • study the relationship between human populations with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global
  • consider their own role in relation to themes and issues being studied and the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers
  • carry out dedicated fieldwork.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities

Geography is highly valued by Universities as an A Level choice. Geography is a broad-based subject that really fits well for your future progression into potential University and career choices. For example, for careers in Sustainability and Green Issues, Urban Regeneration, Energy Supply, Retail Location, Managing the effects of Hazards and Climate Change, Geography is an obvious choice. For careers in the world of Business, an understanding of Global Economics forms an important part of Geography.

Course Content

Examination Board


Full details of the specification and assessment criteria can be found on the AQA website

A-Level Geography Specification (7037)
AS Geography Specification (7036)

AS Level

Unit 1

Physical Geography and the Environment

50% of total AS marks


Unit 2

Human Geography and Geography Fieldwork

50% of total AS marks

A Level

Unit 1

Physical Geography

40% of total A level marks


Unit 2

Human Geography

40% of total A level marks


Unit 3

Geographical Investigation

20% of total A level marks