Geography AS/A level (OCR) at Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Geography is a subject which engages with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time and their relationship with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global.
All the units specified offer opportunities for you to consider:
- your own roles, values and attitudes in relation to themes and issues being studied.
- the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers.
Component 1: Physical Geography
Section A:: Water and Carbon Cycles
Section B: either Hot desert environments and their margins or Coastal systems and landscapes.
Section C: either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress or Cold environments
Component 2: Human Geography
Section A: Global systems and global governance
Section B: Changing places
Section C: either contemporary urban environments pr population and the environment or resource security
Component 3: Geographical Investigation
Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field.
What skills will I develop?
- Undertaking research and analysis
- Presentation skills
- Teamwork and interpersonal skills
- Investigating global issues
- An ability to interpret natural phenomena
- Problem solving skills
- Independent learning
All students applying for Advanced level courses at Abbey Grange C of E Academy should meet the following entry requirements. To study 4 subjects a student should have at least 7 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, with a minimum of grade 5 or above in their chosen subjects. To study 3 subjects a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, with a grade 5 or above in their chosen subjects.
Component 1: Written exam- 2 hours and 30 minutes (40% of A Level)
Component 2: Written exam- 2 hours and 30 minutes (40% of A Level)
Component 3: Coursework 3,000- 4,000 words (20% of A Level)
*The Geography A Level specification is currently in draft form.
How to apply
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