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A-Level OCR Geography

What will you learn?

This course aims to encourage learners to develop a range of essential skills for Higher Education and the world of work through content which is relevant to any citizen of the planet in the 21st century. Through exciting topics learners will understand the nature of physical and human geography whilst unpicking the debates surrounding contemporary challenges facing the world today

What units will I study?

  • Landscapes Systems- Costal Landscapes
  • Earth’s Life Support Systems
  • Changes Spaces; Making places
  • Global Governance- Human Rights
  • Global Governance- Power and Borders
  • Disease Dilemmas
  • Hazardous Earth

How long is this course?

All of our A-Level courses are two-year courses. 

How will I be assessed for this course?

For this subject, students will be assessed through examinations which will take place at the end of the second year of study. In addition to formal examinations, throughout the academic year, students will also undertake mock exams, which will also help to assess subject knowledge and prepare for formal examinations.

Students will learn in a supportive classroom environment for their studies. Students will also be able to undertake independent study as part of this course as lead by their class teacher.

In addition to learning within the school environment, students will also undertake fieldwork as part of their assessment criteria for this course.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

It is desired that students have gained, or working towards, a qualification at grade 6 or above in this subject or relevant subject at GCSE level, but this is not essential. Additionally students should have 5 GCSE's grades 4-9 including Maths and English.

Students must be aged 16-19 to study this course.

What can I go on to do after this course?

From successful completion of this course, students can go on to study in Higher Education, along with the following career paths:

  • Cartographer
  • Geography Teacher
  • Town Planner
  • Travel Agent
  • Conservation Officer
  • Landscape architect
  • Recycling Officer
  • Transport planner
  • Police officer
  • Environmental manager
  • Land surveyor
  • Water conservation officer

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