Why study Geography?

  • You enjoy learning about people and their societies, economies, cultures and the environment
  • You want to understand more about the physical environment around us, and how it is changing
  • You are keen to learn and develop a wide range of skills

Aims and Ethos

Our aim is to ensure that all students leave Tabor with a good understanding of the world around them.

In geography, we believe in creating a culture of success, celebrating the achievements of all students, and creating opportunities for all students to achieve to their full potential.

Our aim is that students will:

  • Use geographical vocabulary in their geography work
  • Understand the difference between a number of scales
  • Learn about the human and physical features of places at a range of scales and how they interact to produce an effect
  • Develop empathy
  • Learn how geography links with other subjects and its importance in the world we live in today
  • Take responsibility for their own development through enquiry, independent study, initiative and maximising their potential
  • Gain skills in analysing and reasoning so they can produce a logical argument with an informed conclusion


Pupils will be studying the AQA A-level course which is assessed at the end of year 2 with 2 exams and an NEA (non-examined assessment).

What will you study and how will you be assessed?

Physical Geography

Assessed by a 2 hour 30 minutes exam (40% of A level grade)

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Ecosystems under stress


Human Geography

Assessed by a 2 hour 30 minute exam (40% of A level grade)

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing Places
  • Population and the environment


NEA (non-examined assessment) (20% of A level grade)

This is an independent research project on an aspect of either human or physical geography covered by the A level course.

What you will learn

Pupils will be studying the AQA A-level course.  This is assessed with 2 exams in Physical geography and Human geography and graphical investigation. All exams are taken at the end of year 2.  Fieldwork is an important part of A-level geography, and we will have an extended field trip in the UK.  The fieldwork investigation contributes a third of the total A level marks.

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