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Geography at Holcombe Grammar School

Course description

The specification is designed to address the key ideas and debates in our world today, such as climate change, globalisation, urban regeneration and management of the world's resources. Students will explore a range of issues and examine potential solutions to them.

Course content

Unit 1 ‐Global Challenges This unit will include study on Globalisation and Hazards.

Geographical Investigations: This unit includes the topics of Extreme Weather and Rebranding. You will undertake a field-trip to do research on both topics.


Course Unit 3 ‐ Contested Planet There are six compulsory units focusing on the consumption and management of natural resources. The topics are: Energy Consumption, Water Conflicts, Bio-diversity Under Threat, Superpower Geographies, Bridging the Development Gap, and The Technological fix.


Course Unit 4 ‐ Geographical Research- for this unit you will have a choice of one topic to research: Tectonic Activity and Hazards, Life on the Margins: the Food Supply Problem, the World of Cultural Diversity, Pollution and Human Health at Risk and Consuming the Rural Landscape

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 grade A* - C GCSEs including English Language and mathematics

Normally, at least a grade B in GCSE geography


Unit 1 and Unit 2 Exam (50% of final Grade)

Unit 3 and Unit 4 Exam(50% of final  Grade)

You will sit four papers

Future opportunities

Geography offers a host of career opportunities: Meteorology, Data Collectors, Climatology, Global Warming Researcher, Teaching, Seismologist, Volcanologist, Lecturer, Human Resources, Travel Industry and many more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years