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Geography A level at Oaks Park High School

Course description

A-level geography is a course that aims to provide students with a comprehensive insight into some of the major issues and challenges facing the world in the 21 century. The course also aims to help students develop important geographical and transferable, cross-curricular skills. 
Geography is well complimented by all other humanities subjects as well as biology, physical education, economics and business studies. 

Course content

Unit 1: AS:
Global Challenges - including the study of volcanic hazards and global warming. 
Going Global - including the study of globalisation, global migration and world urbanisation. 
Unit 2: AS:
Geographical Investigations - students study two unit re-branding places and crowded coasts. Students carry our fieldwork to investigate these topics and learn about fieldwork techniques. 
Unit 3: A2:
Contested Planet - including the study of energy issues, water conflicts, world superpowers, geopolitics and development issues. 
Unit 4: A2:
Geographical Research - A research study is carried out by students into one topic from a choice of hazards, cold environments or issues relating to food supply. 
A level geography involves the use of a great many exciting and interesting teaching resources and activities. This includes an big emphasis on fieldwork (local and further afield). 

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study AS/A2 Geography must have achieved a C Grade in GCSE Geography and on the Higher paper.

If students have not studied Geography, a grade C in a related Humanities subject will be sufficient. 


All assessment takes the form of formal examinations. There is no coursework. 

Future opportunities

Geographers are highly employable in a wide range of careers. In particular it is useful for those wishing to work in planning, government, business, finance or education. Geography A-level is a well recognised qualification amongst higher education institutions and regarded as highly valuable to employees. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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