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Geography A Level 3 at Borden Grammar School

Course description

COURSE - The GCE course builds on the work started at GCSE and coursework plays an important part in the work completed. We study a range of topic areas, incorporating a breadth of current events and topical issues; consequently independent research is a key element throughout the course and this skill is put into practice for the Research Report paper 3 and Coursework paper 4.

Successful Geographers will exhibit a wide range of transferable skills that include the ability to research from a range of sources, work independently on a number of topics, organise effectively their file and demonstrate an ability to record techniques, manipulate data, complete problems solving and decision making exercises and present and report their findings.

Course content

Paper 1 (Paper code: 9GE0/01)

Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes

30% of the qualification 105 marks

Paper 2 (Paper code: 9GE0/02)

Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes

30% of the qualification 105 marks

Paper 3 (Paper code: 9GE0/03)

Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes

20% of the qualification 70 marks

Entry requirements

ADMISSIONS – Students will preferably have studied GCSE Geography achieving at least a grade 6, but applications will be considered on an individual basis.


ASSESSMENT - Students are assessed using a range of methods that meet the exam board’s requirements. These include essay writing, independent research, presentation (both oral and visual), report and project writing.

Future opportunities

CAREERS - An enormous range of careers that include: Finance, Environmental, Surveying, Retail, Logistics, Statistics, Design, Management, and Teaching amongst others.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years