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Cambridge AS Geography

Summary of Cambridge AS Geography course content

Geography is a highly relevant subject to study and goes hand in hand with any other humanities or science subjects to help you achieve your career.
Throughout this Cambridge AS Geography course, you will discover the world on various levels. Are you ready?

Start your journey through physical landscapes and human societies today!

By studying this Cambridge International AS & A Level Geography course you will develop:

  • an understanding of the principal processes operating within physical geography and human geography
  • an understanding of the causes and effects of change on natural and human environments
  • an awareness of the usefulness of geographical analysis to understand and solve contemporary human and environmental problems

Candidates for Cambridge International AS Level Geography study the following topics:

Core Physical Geography

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

Core Human Geography

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Settlement dynamics

Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Geography study the AS Level topics and two options from:

Advanced Physical Geography Options

  • Tropical environments
  • Coastal environments
  • Hazardous environments
  • Hot arid and semi-arid environments

and two options from:

Advanced Human Geography Options

  • Production, location and change
  • Environmental management
  • Global interdependence
  • Economic transition

How the course is assessed


For Cambridge International AS Level Geography, candidates take two written papers.


For Cambridge International A Level Geography candidates take four written papers.

Guided Learning Hours

Guided learning hours give an indication of the amount of contact time teachers need to have with learners to deliver a particular course. Our syllabuses are designed around 180 guided learning hours for Cambridge International AS Level, and around 360 guided learning hours for Cambridge International A Level.

Level AS Level
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