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 GEOGRAPHY 

EXAM BOARD 

OCR

STRUCTURE OF COURSE 

Two teachers will deliver the content of the A Level over the 2 year course.  The taught content will be split equally and will reflect the interests and skills of the individual teacher.  

ASSESSMENT 

Terminal assessment at the end of the 2 year course 

Paper 1: Physical Systems (22%) 1 hour 45 minute exam

Paper 2: Human Interactions (22%) 1 hour 45 minute exam

Paper 3: Geographical Debates (36%) 2 hour 30 minute exam

Independent investigation – coursework (20%)

CONTENT 

Physical Systems:

Landscape Systems (Glaciated Landscapes and Processes)

Water and Carbon cycles

Human Interactions:

Changing Spaces; Making Places

Global Connections: i) Trade in the Contemporary World, ii) Powers and Borders

Geographical Debates:

Disease Dilemmas

Hazardous Earth

Independent investigation

An individually planned geographical enquiry with some teacher support.  Primary fieldwork required.

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS 

Geography is a wide-ranging subject in terms of its content and the variety of skills that are developed. For this reason it can lead to a huge variety of different career paths.  Take a look at the Schools & Education pages at www.rgs.org for a detailed insight into the wide range of careers that geography can lead to.

It stands you in good stead for careers in: Town Planning, Climate Change Policy, Politics, Law, Civil Engineering, Public Relations, Marketing, International Aid and Policy Planning and the Environment Agency (to name but a few).  

POSSIBLE SUBJECT COMBINATIONS 

Studying Geography at A Level goes well with all subjects as it has aspects that are both science and arts based. There are statistical skills as well as essay writing. It goes very well with Economics, History, English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

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