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Geography A Level at The Grove School

Course description

This course follows the OCR specification
This specification explores the key principles, concepts and processes that explain
geographical phenomena and landscapes. It maintains the balance between physical and
human geography, whilst ensuring relevance to the modern world.
AS Level
Managing Physical Environments
This AS unit includes topics on River and Coastal Environments and Cold and Hot
Managing Change in Human Environments
Topics studied include Urban and Rural Change, the Growth of Tourism and the Energy
Global Issues
As part of the Global Issues unit students study Environmental Issues such as Earth
Hazards, Ecosystems Under Threat and Climatic Hazards. They also study Economic Issues
such as Population and Resources, Globalisation and Development and Inequalities.
Geographical Skills
Students undertake a Geographical investigation based upon a fieldwork exercise.
The teaching and learning methods used vary widely from lecture-type lessons to
seminars where topics are discussed or presentations made by individuals or groups. This
is a relevant and up-to-date course, developing enquiry skills and enhancing knowledge
and understanding of our modern world.

Entry requirements

College entry requirements: 6 GCSE s at grades A*-C in six
different subjects including English and Maths
+ Grade B GCSE Geography

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grove School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years