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Brigg Sixth Form


Geography A Level

Who Will Teach Me?

Geography is usually taught at Sir John Nelthorpe by Mr Humphries and Mr Collier.

What Entry Requirements Do I Need?

The minimum requirement is a Grade 4 in GCSE Geography. If you have not studied Geography at GCSE it may be possible to take this option, applications will be dealt with on an individual basis.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

— Landscape Systems

— Earths Life Support Systems

— Geographical Skills

Physical systems (01) 72 marks

1 hour 30 minute written paper

24% of total A Level

— Changing Spaces;

Making Place

— Global Connections

— Geographical Skills

Human interactions (02) 72 marks

1 hour 30 minute written paper

24% of total A Level

Optionality – study 2 of 5

— Climate Change

— Disease Dilemmas

— Exploring Oceans

— Future of Food

— Hazardous Earth

— Geographical Skills

Geographical debates (03)* 96 marks

2 hours 30 minute written paper

32% of total A Level

* Independent


Investigative geography (04/05)* 60 marks Non-examination assessment (NEA)

20% of total A Level

What Kind Of Person Studies This Course?

Those who want to gain a deeper understanding of Human and Physical Geography and how it relates to the management of the world today. As Geography forms the bridge between Arts and Science subjects, it is really useful to keep career opportunities as broad as possible.

Where Will An A Level In Geography Lead Me?

Studying Geography in either an Arts or a Science combination will lead you to the widest possible career opportunities in scientific and environmental services; management; travel and tourism as well as social services. It will equip you with a wide range of investigative and analytical skills which is what most employers are looking for.

Where Can I Get More Information Or Advice?

For further information have a look at the information and video clips on the department’s website. The section on Why Study Geography and the video clips from the Royal Geographical Society are excellent. You can also contact:

Mr Humphries, Mr Howe or Mr Collier

Sir John Nelthorpe School

01652 656551


Mr J D Hastings

The Vale Academy

01652 652908

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