A Level Geography
Exam code: 9696
Delivery method: Online
A Level duration: 360 hours over 24 months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: CIE A Level Geography
Awarding body: CIE
Have you got a deep appreciation of our planet? Keen to find out more about the big rock we live on? Then our A Level Geography could be a great choice for you. This A-Level doesn’t just give you a comprehensive understanding of the geographic environment but explores how people interact with it and the impact we make.
A Level Geography is ideal preparation for studying related subjects at university level, as well as building on your foundations from GCSE Geography.
A Level Geography Overview
A Level Geography covers contemporary geographical issues as well as physical and human geography, builds geographical skills and explores fieldwork. The A level deals with environmental impact as well as management and sustainability. You will also build on your statistical skills and learn how to analyse and evaluate feedback.
Upon successful completion of the exams (as administered by CIE), you will have achieved an internationally recognised CIE A Level Geography.
The CIE A level in geography has no fieldwork or coursework requirements. Candidates are examined on fieldwork skills and techniques within the four exam papers.
A Level Geography Outline
This A Level is divided into the following:
Core Physical Geography
- Hydrology and fluvial geomorphology
- Atmosphere and weather
- Rocks and weathering
Core Human Geography
- Settlement dynamics
Advanced Physical Geography Options (choice of 2)
- Tropical environments ∗
- Coastal environments
- Hazardous environments ∗
- Hot arid and semi-arid environments
Advanced Human Geography Options (choice of 2)
- Production, location and change ∗
- Environmental management
- Global interdependence ∗
- Economic transition
∗ selected topics in the optional units.
- You will build on your GCSE foundations without repetition of content.
- You will develop fieldwork skills.
- You will develop a passion for geographical interests and impacts.
- Provide a solid base for study at higher education level.
The CIE A Level Geography qualification is gained once all four exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by CIE. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.
Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
All e-books contain a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information.
Method of study
The A Level is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online A Level has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our A Level e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.
How quickly can I complete the A Level?
You can complete your A Level as quickly or slowly within the two years as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 360 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for A Level Geography are available in January or May/June each year. This gives you four opportunities to sit the exams over the two years.