Student and Globe



Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Studying Geography will give you the opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding of the world in which you live. You will develop knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments, and you will look at a variety of geographical scales from local to global and at a range of temporal scales.

Entry Requirements

Students are expected to have achieved at least a 5 in GCSE Geography, if taken, or a similar subject.

Learning & Assessment

Modules / Topics

  • Changing Places
  • Changing Coastal Landscapes
  • Global Systems: The Carbon and Water Cycles
  • Global Governance: Migration Flows and Ocean Governance
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Energy Challenges and Dilemmas
  • Development in Africa

Trips / Visits / Enrichment

Minimum of 4 days of fieldwork per year including: Westgate, Quayside & Ouseburn Valley, Amble & Milfield, South Shields Coast.

Annual trips overseas to locations such as Iceland & Naples


  • Paper 1: Changing Places and Changing Coastal landscapes. 1 hour 45 minutes (20.5% of A-Level)
  • Paper 2: Global Systems and Global Governance. 2 hours (27.5% of A-Level)
  • Paper 3: Tectonic Hazards, Energy Challenges and Dilemmas & Development in Africa. 2 hours 15 minutes (32% of A-Level)
  • Independent Investigation (20% of A-Level)

What do our students say?

I chose NSFC over my school becasue I knew that in a Sixth Form College I would be able to be myself, and enjoy all the benefits of a purely A level based campus.
Clark Kent Charvez , Computer Science
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Prisoners of Geography, Tim Marshall.

National Geographic Magazine

Geography is unique in that it is an interdisciplinary subject; it can be both a Humanities and a Science subject at university. Geography is great for any kind of career that involves the environment, planning, or collecting and interpreting data. Popular careers for people with geography qualifications include town or transport planning, surveying, conservation, sustainability, environmental planning, tourism, and weather forecasting.

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