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Geography A Level at Maricourt Catholic High School

Course description

Geography combines well with almost any subject at A level as part of preparation for University and most offer a wide variety of Geography based degree courses. Employers tend to like Geography graduates because their skills of research and analysis make them very employable. The study of Geography enables you to be inspired by your natural surroundings and will enable you to engage critically with real world issues and places. The course enables you to grow as an independent thinker and to become informed and engaged citizens, who understand the role and importance of Geography as one of the key disciplines relevant to understanding the changing world.

Course content

The course aims to provide a link between physical, human and environmental Geography. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of geographical change – locally, nationally and globally through enhancing your knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments. This will help you to understand the importance of people-environment interactions and to appreciate how these underpin our understanding of some of the key issues facing the world today.

Entry requirements

It is not necessary to have taken Geography at GCSE in order to take the subject at A level. Students will be expected to have 5 GCSE’S at grade C or better.

Grade B English Language is a minimum requirement due to the high volume of written communication required.


Module 1: Physical Geography. Written paper – 2 hours. (30% of total A-level mark)

Module 2: Human Geography. Written paper – 2 hours. (30% of total A level mark)

Module 3: Synoptic Themes. Written paper – 1 hours 45 minutes (20% of total A level mark)

Module 4: Independent investigation.
Nonexamined assessment. (20% of total A-level mark) The course consists of four modules. Each module is taken as one separate examination or piece of coursework. These are all studied across years 12 and 13. The coursework assessment will take place in year 13.

Future opportunities

Geographers are often employed in business management, administration, banking, tourism, local government, education, as well as work linked to environmental issues.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Maricourt Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 February 2017

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