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Geography at St Gregory's Catholic School

Course description

The new A Level specification presents a dynamic, contemporary and exciting opportunity for students to engage with the world around them. The new course presents an exciting and fresh approach, offering a strong foundation in both human and physical disciplines inspiring a love of Geography for lifelong learning drawing on issues that are relevant to a student’s own learning of the subject.



 

Course content

The new A Level specification presents a dynamic, contemporary and exciting opportunity for students to engage with the world around them. The new course presents an exciting and fresh approach, offering a strong foundation in both human and physical disciplines inspiring a love of Geography for lifelong learning drawing on issues that are relevant to a student’s own learning of the subject.

 

Paper 2: Human Interactions

Section A: Changing spaces; making places

Section B: Global connections

Section C: Geographical skills

How it is assessed:

Written exam of 1 hour 45mins

72 marks

24% of A Level

 

Paper 3: Geographical Debates

Section A: Hazardous Earth

Section B: Disease Dilemmas

Section C: Geographical skills

How it is assessed:

Written exam of 2hours 30 minutes

96 marks

32% of A Level

Unit 4: Independent Investigation: Investigative Geography

A compulsory part of the A level course consisting of a written report which provides students with the opportunity, through fieldwork, to develop a wide range of skills which are applicable not only to study but also to the world of work and higher education.

 

How it is assessed:

Internal assessment

external moderation

60 marks

20% of A Level

 

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in Geography, English and Maths at GCSE

Future opportunities

Geography allows you to develop a range of useful and analytical skills and methods of organisation. The skills you’ll learn in geography also makes you highly employable.

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 St Gregory's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: OCR H481

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • St Gregory's Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01892 527444
    • Email address:
    • office@sgschool.org.uk

Venues

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    • St Gregory’s is an Ofsted Outstanding Catholic school, welcoming of all faiths and none. We help young people to succeed, not just academically but as a well-balanced individual.

      Our Sixth Form is a vibrant happy and successful community where you can pursue and progress your academic studies and become confident, engaged and articulate, such that you will thrive in our rapidly changing world.

      We offer a broad range of subjects with all the support you’ll need to springboard into higher education, apprenticeships and employment. A combination of first class teaching and incredible pastoral care together with a range of experiences outside the classroom will inspire, build self-esteem and the confidence to achieve. Our Sixth Formers achieve consistently good examination results enabling them to move on to their chosen path, including Oxbridge, top universities, medical and veterinary schools. Our results are consistently high.

      Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre includes specialist classrooms, a lecture theatre, small seminar rooms, independent study areas, a large common room with a kitchen, garden and even its own chapel. Sixth Form staff are always on hand to help. Students also have access to a state of the art fitness suite and extensive playing fields with all-weather facilities.