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Geography A Level at The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Course description

The key features of OCR’s A Level in Geography are:
- exciting content studied through a choice of topics giving rich learning opportunities
- choice of geographical debates to study giving learners a deep understanding of the contemporary challenges of the 21st century
- opportunities for learners to gain vital geographical, fieldwork and life skills through local fieldwork and a residential field trip to the Lake District.
- an independent investigation giving learners resilience in self-sufficient study
- a simple assessment structure with clear and progressive study pathways

Course content

- Landscape Systems - Earth’s Life Support Systems - Geographical Skills

 

- Changing Spaces; Making Places - Global Connections - Geographical Skills

 

Optionality - study 2 of 5 - Climate Change - Disease Dilemmas - Exploring Oceans - Future of Food - Hazardous Earth - Geographical Skills

 

- Independent Investigation 

Entry requirements

A minimum grade B in GCSE Geography

Assessment

Students are assessed within one independent student investigation involving fieldwork and through examinations questions on 3 separate exam papers. The independent investigation must be based on a question or issue defined by the student, relating to any of the content studied throughout the course. Geography supports an enquiry approach, thus encouraging a variety of teaching and learning styles, including role-play, individual research, IT applications, group work, decision-making and fieldwork

Future opportunities

Many geographers go on to be successful in a range of managerial positions in the media, law, journalism, travel and recreation, environmental planning, economic planning, retail management, overseas development, marketing, and business and financial management. Since geography makes use of many ‘key skills’, geographers are in demand in the work place whatever their career focus.

Further information

One of Geography’s strengths is that students do not have to take specific subjects to ensure enjoyment and success. It can support both the arts and sciences and can be used to offer the breadth and balance encouraged by employers. Geography is typically studied with a diverse range of subjects from Economics to Biology and Mathematics to Foreign Languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Coopers' Company and Coborn School directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2017
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