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Geography A Level at Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College

Course description

The OCR A Level Geography specification provides a dynamic, contemporary and exciting opportunity for students to engage with the world around them.

Course content

1. Physical Systems: Where they study coastal landscapes and the Earth’s life support systems.

2. Human Interactions: Where they study changing spaces, global migration and power and borders.

3. Geographical Debates: Students will debate and study climate change and hazardous earth.

4. Geographical Investigation: Coursework element on a geographic topic within the course.

Several fieldwork opportunities are offered: Peak District, Castleton (Life Support Systems, Plas Gwynant, Wales (Coastal Landscapes), Wyre Forest, Worcestershire (Ecosystems)

Entry requirements

C Grade at GCSE Geography


Students will be assessed by three exams and a geographical investigation Skills will also be assessed in all papers:

Paper 1: 1 hour 30 (66 marks) Physical Systems (22%)

Paper 2: 1 hour 30 (66 marks) Human Interactions (22%)

Paper 3: 2 hr 30 (108 marks) Geographical Debates (36%)

Geographical Investigation (60 marks) 5000 words (20%)

Future opportunities

Geography university graduates have some of the highest rates of employment across the subjects. Careers that geographers go into are far and wide. Many go into environmental roles, planning/collecting data, town planning, surveying, conservation, tourism and sustainability. The army, police, government, law and business love geographers too as the research skills you develop are transferable to roles within these industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016
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