Subject Information

Studying Geography in the Sixth Form will give you the opportunity to explore the world around you and develop a greater understanding of Physical, Environmental and Economic aspects of the planet you live on.

The course will equip you with valuable skills that you can use at University or to enter the world of work.


Geography is a good general subject which complements Science and Arts subjects.  It is a good A level for those interested in careers in Geography, Geomatics, Earth Science, Town Planning, Logistics, Surveying and many more.

It is very popular amongst universities and employers as students can demonstrate a wide variety of transferable skills.

A level geography at Cardinal Hume Catholic School comprises of four areas of study:

  1. Dynamic Landscapes (Year 12)
  2. Dynamic Places (Year 12)
  3. Physical Systems and Sustainability (Year 13)
  4. Human Systems and Geopolitics. (Year 13)


Dynamic Landscapes Dynamic Places
Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards

Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change –

Glaciated Landscapes and Change

Topic 3: Globalisation

Topic 4: Shaping Places –

Regenerating Places. 

Physical Systems and Sustainability Human Systems and Geopolitics
Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security


Topic 7: Superpowers

Topic 8: Global Development and Connections  –

Health, Human Rights and Intervention. 


Assessment Structure

  • Paper 1 – 2hr 15 mins – 30%
  • Paper 2 – 2hr 15mins – 30%
  • Paper 3 – 2hr 15mins – 20%
  • Fieldwork Investigation – 20% – 3000-4000 words

For further Information

please see:

  • Mr Johnson
  • Mr Crowe
  • Mr Mann
  • Mrs Bennett