The A2 course is split into two units as outlined below. You can download a more detailed overview of the course here and case study revision sheet templates here. Links to past paper questions, mark schemes and Chief Examiner's Reports are found here.

A2 2: Physical Geography and Decision Making


The A2 fieldtrip is to the Titanic Quarter of Belfast and includes a guided tour of the place where the Titanic was built and access to the Harland and Wolff drawing offices where Titanic was designed. You can find out more about it by clicking here.

The Format of the A2 1 Exam Paper

Here is a copy of the A2 1 specimen paper. Flick through it to become familiar with the layout prior to your exam. Notice the differences from your AS exam papers:

  • Section A 
    • Answer only from Options A (Population and Options C (Ethnic Diversity). Do not attempt Option B (Sustainable Settlements)
    • You will have a question choice in both your topics of Population and Ethnic Diversity.

  •  Section B
    • Only attempt one of the four questions here - the one on Tourism
  • You will have a separate resource booklet.
  • Statistics and mapping skills
    • Note the short questions which are included on these. Make sure you revise these notes too.
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