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OCR H481

Enty Requirements

Six GCSEs at Grade 6 or above PLUS:

GCSE Geography at Grade 7 or above 

Course overview

The study of geography encourages the development of spatial awareness and a sense of place. The topics studied have relevance to the modern world and maintain a balance between physical and human geography.

Geography develops your ability to express ideas and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral work. There is a strong emphasis on you undertaking your own research. This encourages individual interests to be explored, as well as developing independent research skills. Local fieldwork is undertaken, as well as a short residential course during the spring term of Year 12. The fieldwork directly supports the course and focuses on coastal processes and urban land use. 

Course content

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


Geography develops a wide range of transferable skills, which are valued by employers in many areas of work. It also combines well with many other A level subjects.