Haverhill Community Sixth Form


Geography is a broad and brilliant discipline. Whether it’s the wild weather that inspires you, or maybe sustainable urban design; this course will inspire you!

In a dynamic and ever evolving world, there is a multitude of career opportunities out there for you with a geography degree. Geography graduates are highly regarded by employers due to the wide range of transferrable skills and the global perspective held by geographers.

This course offers a perfect balance of the human and physical aspects of the discipline and encourages learners to appreciate the synoptic links between the human and physical worlds.

We are a forward-facing discipline – what will the world look like in 20 years? Finite resources will expire in 30 years, climate change will be immutable and globalisation could lead to further pandemics.

There is some much to question, research and analyse within A-level Geography. 

Course details

Qualification: A-level

Exam Board: AQA

Exam make-up: Individual exam (80%) / Coursework (20%)

Unit Titles: Component 1 – Physical geography. Component 2 – Human geography. Component 3 – Geography fieldwork investigation.

Key skills required: Data collection and analysis, synoptic and analytical thinking, global awareness and wider reading, essay writing skills. 

Entry Requirements: Grade 5 in Geography at GCSE. 

Career prospects:

  • Environmental Consultant 
  • Sustainability Consultant 
  • Civil Engineer Architect 
  • Town Planner 
  • Chartered Surveyor 
  • Volcanologist 
  • Research/Analyst 
  • Ecologist 

Complementary subjects: History, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Information Technology and Sociology.

Staff details

Name: Miss Bramhall

Degree Subject: BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology

University studied at: Cambridge

“Geography is awe inspiring – my university lectures were fascinating.

I am about to begin my geography masters and I can’t wait. If you love learning about the physical and human characteristics of the world… study geography!”

Kelleigh Jansen
A-level grade achieved: A
Studied at Durham University