A Level


An incredibly flexible and wide-ranging subject, Geography is ideally suited to students who are interested in the many factors which affect our planet and how we live. It allows us to appreciate how and why both smaller and larger changes occur, and how we need to adapt as a result.

Find out more about our Geography students and what to expect during the 2 year course.

If you are a year 11 student who is joining the college to study Geography, please find the transition activity to prepare you for your first year of the course.



Exam (80%) Investigation (20%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements to include Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Grade 4 in Mathematics 

Exam board: AQA

£36 for textbooks AQA A-level Geography ISBN:9781471858697 plus £80 per year for compulsory field trips. 

Programme leader:

Sandra Wickens

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley


There are various options for students considering a career in the field of Geography including urban planning and community development, cartography, GIS, Climatology, environmental management and research. Students may consider direct entry into related employment.

Higher education

A key subject for students planning to continue on to university to study subjects including geography, conservation, geology and environmental science.

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