A-Level Geography

AS/A2 Geography


Geography is one of the most popular course options in Year 13 and Year 14. When pupils enter the Sixth Form it is important that they consider, not only their grades obtained from GCSE, but also any future plans in terms of university courses and possible careers.


Geography is a valuable subject to study in relation to progression to numerous university courses for example:


  • Teaching – Primary and Secondary
  • Population Sciences
  • Geoinformatics
  • Town and Country Planning
  • Oceanography
  • Disaster Management
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Countryside Management
  • Earth Sciences


The wide range of topics studied through the CCEA specification are summarised below. They are taught through the modular system and pupils enter January and June modules. This means that if pupils are unsatisfied with a module result they have the opportunity to retake the exam. Each module is worth 25% of a full A level qualification.




Year 13



AS1 – January module (incorporating fieldwork skills)

  • Processes and Features in Fluvial Environments – residential fieldwork opportunity
  • Ecosystems
  • Atmospheric Processes


     AS2 – June module (incorporating geographical skills)

  • Population
  • Rural and Urban Settlement
  • Development







Year 14



A21 – January module:

  • Population
  • Sustainable Settlements
  • Global Issues


     A22 – June module:

  • Rivers and Coasts
  • Natural Hazards
  • Decision-Making




More detailed schemes of work, past papers and mark schemes are available from CCEA. Click on the following link http://www.ccea.org.uk/geography/