Sixth Form (A Levels)

Online A Level Geography


Our Cambridge online A Level Geography course is meticulously structured to give students an in-depth understanding of the world’s geographical complexities. This highly-regarded qualification not only demonstrates your grasp of essential theoretical frameworks but also hones your practical skills. Designed to offer comprehensive preparation, our A Level Geography course online serves as a pathway to higher education, enabling you to progress to university-level geography courses.

In this course, students learn to articulate complex geographical phenomena, from climate change and sustainability to urban development and geopolitical issues. They are trained to employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate and solve real-world challenges.


Homework, Assessment and Reporting

Students taking the A Level Geography online are expected to complete a minimum of one homework assignment for each subject per week. To ensure optimum success in the sixth form, we encourage revisiting and revising class notes regularly to reinforce learning. Following a guideline, students should aim for an hour of independent study to match every hour of formal teaching.

We are committed to tracking your progress through a series of carefully timed assessments. Level 5 internal assessments occur in June, while Level 6 internal mock assessments are held in November and March. Reports are then issued at the conclusion of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 5, and after the mock assessments for Level 6 in both the Autumn and Spring terms. These reports include grades for attainment and effort across subjects, along with constructive feedback from our Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.

Parental Involvement

Parents are highly encouraged to engage through their family Teams account for ongoing dialogue with teachers. This provides the unique advantage of more detailed tracking of your academic progress throughout the academic year, beyond what a single annual parent consultation evening can offer.

Our A Level Geography online course provides an academic and analytical foundation that not only prepares you for university but also equips you to better understand and engage with the world around you.

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The course will follow the current Cambridge International Exam (CIE) 9696 specifications.

The course will be based on the textbooks recommended for the CIE A Levels.

This specification is well-regarded among colleges and universities as it is well-rounded allowing learners to have a grasp of all aspects of human and physical geography giving a firm basis from which to springboard into university and beyond.

The Physical Core

  • Hydrology and fluvial geomorphology
  • Atmosphere and weather
  • Rocks and weathering

The Human Core

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Settlement dynamics

Advanced Physical Geography Options

  • Tropical environments
  • Coastal environments
  • Hazardous environments
  • Arid and semi-arid environments
  • Candidates study two of the above environments

Advanced Human Geography Options

  • Production, location and change
  • Environmental management
  • Global interdependence
  • Economic transition
  • Candidates study two of the above topics

Nagle, G and Guinness, P. (2016) Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography, 2nd edition, Hodder, ISBN: 9781471868566

All students will require a pencil, ruler (30cm), eraser, pencil sharpener, black/blue pen, red biro, green biro, pencil crayons (minimum – red, blue, green, brown, black, purple, orange, yellow, pink), a pair of compasses, a piece of string (30cm) and a protractor.  A basic calculator will also be useful.

It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange their child’s examinations; our teachers will provide all the support required. Most students will sit their examination papers at a school or college who accept private candidates. Some students sit their examinations at private examination centres.

If you are intending to study A Level Geography after IGCSE, we recommend that you spend some time in the summer holidays preparing. Here are some suggested activities:


Our Great National Parks by Barrack Obama –

Royal Geographical Society –


National Geographic Magazine –

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Royal Geographical Society –

Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Geography Workbook: Second Edition

Kognity Cambridge IGCSE Geography Digital Textbook, Publisher Kognity, Author: Akagu, I, Alberts, P, Antosik, B, Barrett, B, Dethe, A, Gardner, R, Higgins, S, Sackey, N A, Williams, N and Yardley, L, Published Date 2022, Publisher Kognity.


National Geographic Podcasts –


National Geographic Newsletters –

What does the A Level Geography online course cover?

The online A Level Geography course, which adheres to the Cambridge International Exam (CIE) 9696 specifications, aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the world’s geography. The syllabus is well-rounded, encompassing all elements of both human and physical geography.

How does the Geography A Level course prepare students for university?

The course is structured in such a way as to prepare students for further academic progression, including university degrees. It equips students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, making it a highly valued qualification.

What are the homework and assessment guidelines for the online Geography A Level course?

Students are expected to complete a minimum of one homework assignment per subject every week. Additionally, for optimal success, it’s advised that students spend an equal amount of time on independent study as they do in class. Assessments take place in June, November, and March, with reports being distributed at designated times throughout the academic year.

How can parents stay informed about their child’s progress in the Geography A Level online course?

Parents are encouraged to use their family Teams accounts to maintain continuous communication with teachers. This enables more thorough tracking of student performance than a yearly parent-teacher consultation.

What learning materials are used in the Geography A Level course?

The course is structured around textbooks recommended for the Cambridge International A Levels. This ensures that the course content is both comprehensive and aligned with respected educational standards.

How to apply

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