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Blessed William Howard Catholic High School Geography A Level OCR (Block B) at The Stafford Partnership

Course description


The course is aimed at students who have an interest in the environmentand are interested in current affairs. Students who enjoy travel and wantthe opportunity to carry out practical work outdoors as well as classwork. Students who enjoy working in groups and independently and wishto broaden their AS or A2 studies to cover sciences and humanities.

The course involves the study of the forces influencing our naturalenvironment i.e. landscape, plants and animals, and climate. Discussionof the issues affecting people and the places where they live, as well asthe effects people have on their environment. Planning fieldworkinvestigations to collect primary and secondary evidence which is thenanalysed statistically.

AS Course:

Course Content

  • Unit F761 : Managing Physical Environments
  • Unit F762: Managing Change in Human Environments: Both are 1.5hour written papers worth 75 marks and 50% of the AS includingdata-response and an extended answer.

If you progress to A2 you will study:

  • Unit F763: Global Issues: A 2.5 hour written paper worth 90 marksincluding data-response and two essay style questions. Worth 30%of the A2 Level.
  • Unit F764: Geographical Skills A 1.5 hour written paper, based onfieldwork graphing, analysis, statistical techniques and datapresentation worth 60 marks i.e. 20% of the whole A2 level.

Additional Information

A compulsory field trip is organised in the summer term of Year 12 for A2coursework. A module of A2 (Unit F764) is examined in January after theautumn term in Y13.

All key skills are covered.

Progression Routes:

AS or A Level Geographers have access to a wide range of possible careerand higher education opportunities, as their skills are of greatvalue and in much demand by employers and universities alike.

Entry requirements

The standard entry criteria to study in the sixth form is an 9-4 or A*-C in at least seven different subjects, including mathematics which would usually be at grade 4 or above (equivalent to grade C in previous years).


To study other subjects already taken at GCSE you must achieve  at least a grade 5 or C grade or above in that subject.

Financial information


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stafford Partnership directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 12BBwGG1