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This page is designed to help students ‘get ahead’ after thousands of year 13 students in the UK were forced to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now this page can be used for general guidance on making the transition to university from A level.

Guide to geography at university from the GA

This web section from the GA provides general guidance on why you should study geography at university, with a link to the GA’s careers with geography pages.

Human geography reading list

This list, compiled for A level students, is a good source of authoritative reading in preparation for a wide range of human geography themes and issues.

Human geography

A chapter by Professor Peter Jackson on the nature of human geographical study, available for purchase from the GA shop.

Physical geography reading list

This list, compiled for A level students, is a good source of authoritative reading in preparation for a wide range of physical geography themes and issues.

Physical geography

A chapter by Professor Nick Clifford and Dr Alex Standish on the nature of physical geographical study, available for purchase from the GA shop.

What is geography?

Reflections from the GA on the nature of geography as a discipline, with links to further reading.

Live lessons from Encounter Edu

Encounter Edu specialise in producing live lessons on global topics. These are accessible for students at home and could form part of preparation for A level study.

Time for Geography knowledge booster videos

Time for Geography creates inspiring, open-access geography educational videos for students of geography. A wide range of material is freely available on its website and is suitable for GCSE and A level students.

Top Spec Geography series

These cutting-edge GA publications for post-16 students use an easy-to-follow approach and offer the latest research on a wide variety of human and physical geography topics taken from the A level specifications. They are also suitable for those preparing to make the transition towards university.

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