Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 32
EXAM BOARD: OCR
- Brighton visit, beach profiles /
coastal management reviews.
- 3 Day residential to Bristol to hone
NEA fieldwork skills.
- Access to RGS Lecture Programme,
- Fieldwork Queen Mary's University.
- Optional visit to Iceland.
Geography A level aims to develop students’ understanding of physical and human geography from a local through to a
global scale. Students develop practical fieldwork skills as they explore and think critically about the interactions between
people and the environment and the issues arising.
Students should show a keen interest in how places are shaped and changed by human activity and have a passion to deepen
their understanding about the processes and landforms found in the natural world. Students should show a love
of learning and independence in furthering their own knowledge.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Physical Systems: Coastal landscapes; Earth’s life support systems- importance of the water and carbon cycles and the
influence of human activity on the TRF and the Arctic tundra.
Human Interaction: Students develop a picture of how the world around them is shaped by humans. Changing spaces;
making places; Global connections including global migration and human rights.
Geographical Debates: Students gain an understanding of the issues and reflecting critically on them: Disease dilemmas
and hazardous earth.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Geography is an academically robust subject. It is regarded as a preferred facilitating subject by the Russell Group of
universities. The knowledge and transferrable skills that geographers gain from a degree are highly relevant to the workplace.
Geography is highly respected by employers. You will find geographers in every sector of the economy including finance,
insurance, NGO’s, local businesses, key decision makers in local or national government, analysts, geo spatial advisor.
Grade 6 Geography GCSE.
1hr 30 mins exam composing of Coastal
Landscapes and ELSS.
1hr 30 mins exam composing
of CSMP and Global connections.
2hrs 30 mins Disease
Dilemmas and Hazardous Earth.
Undertake one day of independent fieldwork
to write up a project on any aspect of the OCR