Geography A Level at The Grove School
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.
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
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.
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.
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.