Your application 1

Exam Results 2022

Find out about this year's exams, results and appeals.

Click here

Find my course

Unsure what course to study?

You just need to answer three simple questions about your study preferences, interests and predicted grades and we can suggest courses that might suit you.

  • 1 Study type
  • 2 Your Interests
  • 3 Your Grades
Question 1

How would you prefer to study?

Question 2

What are your interests?

Question 3

What grades have you achieved or are predicted?

These results are a suggestion of courses you may want to explore but are by no means a definitive list and individual entry requirements do apply.

A-Level Geography

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Devel­op your knowl­edge of loca­tions, places, process­es and envi­ron­ments local­ly and glob­al­ly. You will learn about the com­plex­i­ty of peo­ple, envi­ron­ment inter­ac­tions and under­stand some of the key issues fac­ing the world today, such as cli­mate change and migration.

You will also devel­op quan­ti­ta­tive and qual­i­ta­tive skills includ­ing observ­ing, col­lect­ing and analysing geo-locat­ed data apply to field­work and research.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will devel­op your research skills by tak­ing part in field­work. You will com­plete an indi­vid­ual field inves­ti­ga­tion as part of this course explor­ing your cho­sen top­ic. You will also be required to take part in a 4‑night field trip and a num­ber of field vis­its to help with your research devel­op­ment. In class you will inves­ti­gate case stud­ies, explore the for­ma­tion of and effects of glacia­tion. There will be prac­ti­cal activ­i­ties to sup­port your under­stand­ing of land­scape for­ma­tion as well as dis­cus­sions about human geog­ra­phy, data gath­er­ing and inves­ti­ga­tion of social depri­va­tion issues in the local­i­ty. There is also a course work require­ment which you will begin work on at the end of year 1.

Entry Require­ments

The stan­dard require­ments for A Lev­els is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a min­i­mum for human­i­ties sub­jects and 6/B in maths for all sci­ence subjects.

Each A Lev­el sub­ject has its own addi­tion­al entry require­ments, please see below:

Grade 5/C in Science.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Dur­ing the two years of study, you will be reg­u­lar­ly assessed under test con­di­tions to prac­tise being able to under­stand and respond to the ques­tions asked in the cor­rect time allo­ca­tion so that you are ful­ly pre­pared for the final exams. There is an assess­ment cal­en­dar for A lev­els which includes timed assess­ment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feed­back gained from these assess­ments will help you to devel­op your skills, tar­get your revi­sion and where nec­es­sary enable us to pro­vide addi­tion­al sup­port. There will also be assessed coursework.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in a num­ber of field trips through­out the year and will also be required to take part in a 4‑night field trip and a num­ber of field visits. 

You will study 3 A Lev­el sub­jects, plus tuto­r­i­al and career devel­op­ment ses­sions. Each sub­ject has 6 hours per week con­tact time, with approx­i­mate­ly 4 hours of inde­pen­dent study. 

Unfor­tu­nate­ly we can­not accept stu­dents who only want to study a sin­gle A Lev­el sub­ject due to fund­ing limitations.

Poten­tial Future Career

Exam­ple job roles in:

  • Teach­ing
  • Envi­ron­men­tal Health
  • Water Man­age­ment Officer
  • Town Plan­ner
  • Con­ser­va­tion Officer

Study­ing fur­ther degrees in:

  • Envi­ron­men­tal Planning
  • Busi­ness
  • Social Ser­vices
  • Teach­ing

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Water and car­bon cycles
  • Land­scape sys­tems (includ­ing the study of dry­lands, coastal or glacial landscapes)
  • Chang­ing places and the con­nec­tions between peo­ple, the econ­o­my, soci­ety and the environment.
  • Glob­al systems
  • Glob­al governance


Infographic_ALevels1 Infographic_ALevels2 Infographic A Levels4


With amaz­ing sup­port from my tutors, in par­tic­u­lar Paul Don­schak, I achieved A*, A, A. Paul’s pas­sion has inspired me to con­tin­ue to study Physics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Nottingham.

Alan Cutforth



Course not quite right for you?

These similar courses may be more suited to your skills and interests...

© 2022 All rights reserved.

Web Design byBluestorm Design