About this course

A level geography online course overview

Cambridge International AS and A level geography online is accepted by universities and employers as proof of knowledge and understanding of geography.

Successful candidates gain lifelong skills, including:

  • An appreciation of the need for understanding, respect and co-operation in conserving the environment and improving the quality of life both at a global scale and within the context of different cultural settings
  • An awareness of the usefulness of geographical analysis to understand and solve contemporary human and environmental problems
  • A sense of relative location, including an appreciation of the complexity and variety of natural and human environments
  • An understanding of the principal processes operating within Physical and Human Geography
  • An understanding of the causes and effects of change on the natural and human environments
  • An awareness of the nature, value, limitations and importance of different approaches to analysis and explanation in geography
  • A concern for accuracy and objectivity in collecting, recording, processing, analysing, interpreting and reporting data in a spatial context
  • The ability to handle and evaluate different types and sources of information
  • The skills to think logically, and to present an ordered and coherent argument in a variety of ways

At AS geography, candidates study the following in one 3-hour exam.

Paper 1

The physical core

Hydrology and fluvial geomorphology; atmosphere and weather; rocks and weathering

The human core1

Population; Migration; settlement dynamics;

A level geography online candidates study the following

Advanced physical geography options

Tropical environments; coastal environments; hazardous environments; arid and semi-arid environments.

Candidates study two of the listed environments.

Paper 3

Advanced human geography options

Production, location and change; environmental management; global interdependence; economic transition

Candidates study two of the above topics.

Prior learning

Candidates who are beginning this course should have previously completed an IGCSE course in geography or the equivalent.


Geography is an excellent foundation for studies beyond A level in geography and for professional courses. A level geography online provides a suitable foundation for the study of geography or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in planning, environmental subjects, development, tourism, etc., or as part of a course of general education.

In the October of year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform King’s InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October.

King’s InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here

Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:

  • Extra time of 25%*
  • Extra time up to 50%*
  • A reader*
  • A scribe*
  • Supervised rest breaks
  • Separate room
  • Use of a laptop
  • Enlarged print exam papers

*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an educational psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process.

The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.

There are no formal entry requirements for this subject.

However, if you’re looking to study this subject as one of four A levels, we strongly advise you only do so if you are predicted at least a grade 7 at GCSE / IGCSE in this subject or a relevant subject.

Key information
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AS and A Level
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Cambridge International Examinations
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1 year for AS level with an additional year for A level
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Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum
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All exams will be supervised and sat at an examination hall local to you.
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Pupils can choose A level geography and add other A levels for an added fee per subject, per year. Find out more.
About our fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.