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Geography A Level at Tor Bridge High

Course description

Geography is a popular choice for Post-16 courses because it is relevant, stimulating and interesting. The subject is the study of the Earth’s surface. It is concerned with people as well as landscapes and with economic as well as ecological systems. In today’s rapidly changing world, people are becoming more aware of what is happening on and to our planet. Geography will help you to understand these processes and encourage you to ask the questions ‘What?’, ‘Where?’, ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’

Course content

The topics of study are:

Water and carbon cycles
Coastal systems and landscapes
Hazards (volcanic, earthquake, storms)
Global systems and governance
Changing places
Contemporary urban environments

You will also complete one geographical investigation — similar to your controlled

Entry requirements

8 GCSE grades A* — C with at least a grade 5 in English and a B in GCSE Geography.


There are two exams, both 2 hours and 30 minutes (40% each) and one Geographical investigation (20%). Both exams will be taken at the end of this two year course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tor Bridge High directly.

Last updated date: 17 January 2018

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