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Geography at The Grange School

Course description

Students with AS or A level Geography have access

to a wide range of possible career and higher

education opportunities. You learn and use a variety

of transferable skills throughout the course. These

include collecting, analysing and interpreting data,

communicating your findings in a variety of ways,

and identifying and developing the links between

different parts of the subject. These skills are in

great demand and are recognised by employers

and universities as being of great value.



At AS, all candidates will study core human and physical geography. In each area

of study candidates will consider the values and attitudes of decision makers,

consider their own values and attitudes to the issues being studied and support

their learning of ideas through the study of specific case studies. Candidates

will also develop a variety of geographical skills, which will broaden and deepen

existing knowledge and be employed with a greater degree of independence.


At A2, candidates will continue to study a combination of human and physical

geography. Candidates are required to choose whether to undertake preparatory

investigative work in the field in order to be able to produce a fieldwork

investigation, or undertake an issue evaluation exercise to extend the content

within the specialised context of issue evaluation.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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