Intensive Geography A level Courses


Geography encourages students 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.

Board: OCR

Exam Structure

AS Exam Format

Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Non-exam assessment
Physical Systems
1 hour 30 minutes
Human Interaction
1 hour 30 minutes
Geographical Debates
2 hours 30 minutes
Students carry out their own investigative geography and produce a 3,000-4,000 written report

Course Structure

Teaching begins in September (January for 18 month courses). In the first year you will cover the following topics:

  • Landscape and Place
  • Geographical Debates

The second year then builds on this foundation for the completion of the full A level. In the second year you will focus on the following:

  • Physical Systems
  • Human Interactions
  • Geographical Debates
  • Investigative Geography

Programme Requirements

Candidates should have a grade 7 at GCSE or equivalent. Overseas and UK students who have not studied Geography previously may still be considered, but they will need to have a strong interest in the subject and may be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and methods. Geography students will also need to demonstrate a good command of the English language.

Geography One-Year A level

The board, format and content are the same as the two-year programme, but the course is covered in the space of one year. The stand-alone AS papers would not be sat.

Related Further Study and Careers

Geography is a valued A Level subject and prepares students for further study in the field at university. It is also popular as a companion to a wide range of humanities and science degrees.

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