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Geography AS/A2 Level at Colchester Royal Grammar School

Course description

The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before and our role in that change is more important than ever. Geography we believe explains the changes and helps to prepare people. It is a subject about now and the future.

Within the Geography department at CRGS we aim to deliver diverse and dynamic courses at all key stages to prepare to help our students understand the world they live in. We aim to produce Geographers who have a unique viewpoint and are able to combine political and economic ideas with an understanding of the physical processes within the landscape.

We believe Geography develops the ability to combine scientific principles with economic awareness, environmental concern and an appreciation and tolerance of peoples’ attitudes and values.

At AS and A level, the AQA Specification is followed by around forty students annually who select the subject. It is taught in three classes in each of the Lower and Upper Sixth. All three specialist staff share the five hours per week of teaching throughout the two years for all classes at this level. Each student is provided with his or her own reference books to retain for the year whilst up to date resources, revision notes and programmes of study are available on the Geography department intranet site.

Course content

Lower sixth Module 1 (35%) - Physical and Human Geography (Hydrology, Arid environments, Coasts) (Population, Health, Energy issues)

Module 2 (15%) - Applied Geography (Geog. Skills).


Upper Sixth Module 3 (30%) - Contemporary geographic issues (Plate tectonics, Ecosystems, World cities, Globalisation & Contemporary conflicts + challenges)

Module 4 (20%) - Geographic fieldwork investigation.

Entry requirements



Exams for 3 modules and  fieldwork for 1 modules.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Royal Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years