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AS/A Level  Geography Course

Exam board: WJEC
AS Level: 2110QS – A Level:  1110QS

Geography is a fascinating and ever changing subject. It is a subject which, more than any other, empowers people to understand the earth and the complex interactions between people and places on a variety of scales.

Geography encourages enthusiasm for the world in which we live, independence of thought, and adds meaning to world events. Geographers question the world and seek to understand it, linking a variety of facts to reach reasoned answers

Students learn vital skills such as data collection and presentation, statistical analysis and fieldwork observation.A systematic programme of physical and human fieldwork is undertaken throughout the AS and A2 course in locations around Swansea and Internationally.

Geography is intrinsically valuable as part of a student’s broader education and improves their skills base. It is a much valued traditional subject, which is well respected by both universities and employers. It is a subject in its own right but is also very useful as a qualification for careers concerned with Law, Management, Accounts and Economics, The Media, Surveying, Property Development, Civil Service and Natural Sciences.

Entry Requirements

To study A Level Geography you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 / C or above. You also require grade 5 / C or above including in Geography.

Curriculum

The WJEC GCE AS and A level in Geography encourages learners to apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. In turn this will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people, places and environments in the 21st Century.

The subject content focuses on the dynamic nature of physical systems and
processes in the real world, and on the interactions and connectivity between people,
places and environments in both time and space. The core themes are divided into
separate physical and human themes. The non-core content draws on both physical
and human geography and also people-environment interactions. All themes integrate geographical skills, scale and specialised concepts.

AS Level

AS Level consists of 2 units.

A2 Level

A2 Level consists of 3 units

This is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment.
Assessment opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year,
until the end of the life of the specification.

This specification is divided into a total of 5 units, 2 AS units and 3 A2 units. Weightings
noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.

AS Units

A2 Units

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.

We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor.  The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.

To find out more about exam access arrangements  click here

Study Options

You can choose from the following study options:

  • Online classes only
  • Blended learning – Classes at the campus and online
  • Distance learning course

FAQs

We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and 
interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual.

As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.


Straight away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol, you can begin your course at any time. Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.

You’ll sit the same A level exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

You’re a level course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.


Yes! You can, if you are looking to improve your grade in your GCSEs, whilst studying A levels with us!


You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.


Students normally study 4 AS subject in Year 12 and continue with the 3 subjects of their course in Year 2 to complete the A level.


If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.
How will I be supported?

  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have mentioned in your enrolment.


A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

You have the option to join Year 13 and repeat the year and complete your course in one year.


We offer A levels – part time in the evenings to adult learners.

You have 2 options – Online live classes in the evening, Online Distance learning course.

You will have full tutor support in both options.


We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades. 
We also help you prepare for you interviews.


We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.


Yes of course! You can come in to our office and speak to our course advisors.
You can also book a Video call with us, email admin@swanseacollege.com to arrange.


Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. 
If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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