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Geography provides an exciting opportunity to engage with the world around us. With a focus on fieldwork to delve more deeply, this gives a great opportunity for students to investigate an area of the specification that interests them.

Geography 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 some of the challenges facing the world today.

Assessment

AS-level:

Landscape and place – 55% of AS-level

Geographical debates – 45% of AS-level

A level:

Physical systems – 22% of A-level

Human interactions – 22% of A-level

Geographical debate – 36% of A-level

Investigative geography – 20% of A-level

Entry Requirements

Keen to study the subject - 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or better including good passes at English and Maths and a GCSE average score of 5.40

There will be a compulsory 5 day fieldtrip to complete the independent investigation which is 20% of the A level grade, students will have to fund this themselves.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

Physical Geography

  • Coastal landscape systems
  • Earth’s life support systems

Human Geography

  • Changing spaces; making places
  • Trade in the contemporary world
  • Power and borders

Geographical debates

  • Climate change
  • Hazardous Earth

Geographical skills are embedded throughout the course and through the independent investigation.

Outcome/Progression

An A level in Geography enables students to develop a thorough appreciation of human interactions with our planet, and opens up a wide variety of degree options. Students who study geography at East Norfolk progress study both sciences and the humanities at university. The A Level prepares students with a range of transferable skills for the world of work including analytical thinking, essay writing and application of statistics.

The map here shows just how far a career in Earth Sciences can take you. Look at all the destinations our former students have traveled to.

Inspirational Link & Video

University of Florida ('Everything Geography') - http://geog.ufl.edu/everything-geography/

Specification Link

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-geography-h081-h481-from-2016/

Course Information

Level

A level

Course Work

Exams

90%