Awarding Body / Specification No:  AQA 7037

What will you be learning?

The course provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand the dynamic nature of Geography: how places, environments, issues and people’s responses change over time. It also provides you with a wide range of skills that can lead to top universities offering above average graduate employability.


Entry requirements

GCSE Geography grade 5.


How is the course examined or assessed?

Component 1 – Physical Geography

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards

Component 2 – Human Geography

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing places
  • Population and the environment

These components are assessed through two exams which include short answer and extended prose questions.

Component 3 – Geographical investigation

Students complete an individual 3000-4000 word investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.


What happens when you have finished?

Geography provides a solid grounding for numerous degrees.  It leads specifically into, for example, Geography, Town Planning, Oceanography, Meteorology, Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry. Geography provides the skills and knowledge appropriate to a variety of careers including Travel, Tourism and Leisure, Environmental Management, Business and Finance, Management and Administration, Education, Professional and Social Services, Scientific Services and Information Services.