A-Level Geography

OCR Exam Board

This is a brand new course  for 2019/20

Students study two strands of geography: Physical systems and Human interactions.  They develop practical fieldwork skills as they explore and think critically about the interactions between people and the environment and the issues arising.   

A subject expert teaches the subject over two years.  Students sit three exam papers, physical systems and human interactions are each I hour and thirty minutes; the geographical debates paper is two hours and thirty minutes.  Students also complete an independent investigation, which is worth 20% of final marks. 

Students who have studied Geography A Level have gone on to study Geography or Geology at university and go on to work in a wide range of industries including Building & Construction; Science, Maths & Statistics; Environment, Animals & Plants; Leisure, Sport and Tourism and Business Administration. 

  • Course Units

    The core units that will be covered in this course are:

    Physical Systems:

    • Landscape Systems
    • Earth’s Life Support Systems
    • Geographical Skills

    Human Interactions:

    • Changing Spaces; Making Places
    • Global Connections
    • Geographical Skills

    Geographical Debates:

    • Climate Change
    • Disease Dilemmas
    • Exploring Oceans
    • Future of Food
    • Hazardous Earth

    Independent Investigation

  • Modules

    Systems 1 exam (22%) 

    Human interactions 1 exam (22%) 

    Geographical debates 1 exam (36%) 

    Independent investigation (20%) 


  • Entry Criteria

    Grade 6 at GCSE pass in Geography, English, Maths and ideally Science

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