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Geography A Level (OCR) at The High School for Girls

Course description

The passion from our teachers made Geography one of my favourite subjects. As well as this, the lessons were diverse and interesting” (Former student, Catherine Holland, 2013). The new A Level allows students to study a combination of scientific Geography alongside human interaction in preparation for their further studies and careers. A Level Geography has been designed to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to become engaged global citizens. The physical systems engage learners in the landscape and the Earth’s life support systems. Human interactions explore the nature of places and how they change over time.

Course content

Modules include: Physical geography (river and coastal processes; hot and cold environments); human geography (urban and rural change, energy and tourism); environmental and economic issues (Earth and climatic hazards, development and globalisation); geographical skills.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved Grade B in Geography GCSE. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider students who have been unable to study it at GCSE but must have achieved at least a B grade at Science GCSE.

Future opportunities

Geography is highly valued by universities as an A Level choice and a popular choice at the HSSF. We support students through their applications to university and have successful Oxbridge applicants as well as students going to other top universities including Durham, Exeter, Leeds and St Andrews. The study of Geography complements other subjects as well; this is reflected in the variety of degree courses and careers that students have undertaken in recent years, such as medicine, architecture, accountancy, teaching, law, civil engineering, American studies, logistics and the police. Other careers linked closely to Geography include urban planning, meteorology, commerce, travel and tourism, surveying, Civil Service, health service, overseas development and overseas aid organisations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years