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Geography A Level at Bishop Ramsey C of E School

Course description

Studying Geography at A Level aims to provoke and answer a wide range of questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It enables students to be inspired by their geographical understanding to engage critically with real world issues and places. Students will grow as independent thinkers and as informed and engaged citizens, who understand the role and importance of geography as one of the key disciplines relevant to understanding the worlds change peoples, places and environments.

Course content

Study 1: Dynamic Lanscapes

This unit is divided into two broad areas of study

  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Landscape Systems, Processes and Change – either Glaciated Landscapes or Coastal Landscapes plus a minimum of 1 day physical geography work.

Study 2: Dynamic Places

This unit is divided into two broad areas

  • Globalisation
  • Shaping Places – either Regenerating Places or Diverse Places plus a minimum of 1 day of human geography field work.

Study 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability

  • The water cycle and Water Insecurity
  • The Carbon cycle and Energy Security
  • Climate Change Futures

Study 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics

  • Superpowers
  • Global Development and Connections – either Health, Human Rights and Intervention or Migration, Identity and Sovereignty.


Entry requirements

Additional subject entry requirements:

GCSE Geography Grade 5 (if studied) OR History Grade 5 OR Religious Education Grade 5

Please note, students will need to purchase two texbooks at a cost of £26 each at the start of Year 12 through ParentPay.

Future opportunities

Geography links with many other subjects and will support various university courses e.g. Biology and Chemistry. There are many opportunities to use qualifications in Geography for future career paths e.g. architecture, sustainability, eco tourism and climate change.


Further information

Please contact Ms Wood at the school or vist the Edexcel website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Ramsey C of E School directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2018
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    • To enrol on a 3 A Level programme of study at least five GCSE's at grade 9 to 4 (two of which must be a 6 or above) including English and Mathematics, will be required.

      Individual course requirements must also be met and the Sciences, Maths and PE have an induction tests . Requirements are clearly stated in the Course Guide on the school website.

      Students may start on four A Levels and drop to three once they have determined their strengths (usually in the second half term of Year 12). Some students do finish all 4 A Level. courses.

      The Extended Project Qualification will also be an option for some students.

      We are also offering a Creative Pathway where students may choose 2 or 3 A Levels from Art, Drama, Photography and Film Studies. Entrance requirements could be met if a portfolio of work is sufficiently good and demonstrates ability to complete the course.