Geography A-level at The Maynard is a stimulating and versatile subject which equips students for a wide variety of careers and options at university level.

Our A-level course is a challenging and exciting combination of Physical and Human Geography. The core topics include Glaciated Landscapes and Changing Spaces, Making Places, alongside Earth’s Life Support Systems and Hazardous Earth. In the Upper Sixth we cover a unit on Exploring Oceans and Global Connections, which covers Migration and Power and Borders. During the course students develop geographical skills and conduct fieldwork as part of an Independent Investigation.

Whether you are taking subjects in the Humanities or Sciences A-level Geography adds breadth and global perspective to your studies. If you enjoy independent research and want to develop both written, numerical and investigative skills, you relish doing practical work outdoors and if you find exploring and finding out about current events and new places stimulating, Geography is for you!

In recognition of its pioneering work, The Maynard Geography Department has been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark by the Geographical Association, while Head of Geography, Miss Williamson has been awarded Chartered Geographer status by the Royal Geographical Society.