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AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Geography

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code Gg
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Studying geography will give you the opportunity to develop a huge variety of key skills which are transferable to other subjects and many different careers – application of number, quantitative and qualitative research, cartographic (maps), graphical, statistical, communication, investigation, ICT, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) problem solving, working with others to name a few.



We study the physical geography units of Hazards and Coastal Systems and the human geography unit of Changing Places.  

In addition, we learn lots of geographical skills and will complete 3 days of fieldwork; one at the coast; one as a place study in a local area; and a workshop at the Cranedale Centre in North Yorkshire. 


Units studied will include: 

• Water and carbon cycles

• Global systems and governance

• Population and Environment

• Individual Fieldwork Enquiry (NEA)

How will it be delivered?

Physical geography – written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% of A level.

Human geography - written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% of A level.

Geography fieldwork investigation – individual investigation of 3,000-4,000 words. Marked by teacher, moderated by AQA. 20% of A level. There is a mandatory requirement of 4 days of fieldwork.

Entry requirements

• GCSE Geography grade 6 

Your next steps...

Various - e.g. Business and Finance, Scientific Services, Education, Professional and Social Services, Leisure, Travel and Tourism, Information Services, Management and Administration, Environmental Management.


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