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Geography A Level

Level 3
A Level
Two years
Telephone: 01792 890700 (Gorseinon)


In the modern, globalised and ever-changing world, studying geography is more important than ever in helping us tackle the challenges we face. As Barack Obama said: "It's about understanding the complexity of our world," and geography is unique in bridging the social sciences and natural sciences.

Areas of study covered include:

  • Tectonic hazards and management 
  • Urban challenges and regeneration 
  • Coastal landforms and processes 
  • Global systems including climate change and flooding 
  • Global governance including migration and ocean management 
  • Economic growth and challenge in India.

Key information

  • A minimum of seven GCSE’s grade A*-C, including English Language
  • A minimum of grade C in Geography (if taken at GCSE)

Classroom based with 4.5 hours teaching time. There will be essential field trips throughout the course to the Gower, Swansea city centre plus a two-day residential trip to the Dorset Jurassic coastline. In addition, an opportunity to travel overseas will be offered to students.

WJEC syllabus is taught and assessment is through 2 first year exams, 2 second year exams and an individual coursework project.

For those interested in progressing to a Geography degree, you can be reassured that geography graduates have above average graduate earnings and employment rates. This can lead to a very wide range of careers such as marine conservation, environmental consultation, urban planning, pollution analyse, flood prevention and risk management. In addition, A level Geography is also considered a facilitating subject and a STEM subject which can help with entry into competitive courses. It also contributes well to those interested in careers in business, economics, law and sciences.

The residential fieldtrip to Dorset has a cost of £100 – but FCF students will have costs covered.