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Geography GCE A Level at Oriel High School

Course description

There has never been a better or more important time to study geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study.
Geographers are also highly employable. Whatever your passion for the world - fascination with landscapes or concerns about inequality - geography will provide you with knowledge and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally.

Course content

The course is split into two physical (rivers and coasts) and two human (population
and health) units in year 12 and two physical (weather and tectonics) and one human
(Development & Globalisation) unit in year 13.
The ‘skills content’ is delivered throughout the course and during two fieldwork
experiences, one residential in year 12 and one day trip in year 13.
Independent study commitment (approximately 3-4 hours per week).

Entry requirements

Places will be allocated to students who have successfully achieved good outcomes at the end of KS4.


»» Two hour written examination worth 120 marks which consists of structured short and extended questions
»» One hour written examination worth 50 marks made up of structured skills and
generic fieldwork questions
»» A2 candidates have a 2 hour 30 minutes written examination (90 marks)of structured short and extended questions, plus one essay
»» 1 hour 30 minutes written examination (60 marks) including structured short and
extended questions based on candidates’ fieldwork investigation & fieldwork skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years