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Mission statement

Development of curious and responsible global citizens; inspired by the awe and wonder of the world with an understanding of the interactions between people and places.

The link below allows you to see when topics may be covered; this is a guide for information only and has the potential to change as the year progresses:

Curriculum Map

Curriculum Intent

We follow the OCR syllabus for A Level Geography, which is designed to highlight the main issues and concepts that young adults are likely to encounter in their current and future lives. Topics are examined on a local, national, and global scale; it is hoped that those who take the course will find it most helpful in equipping them to make better-informed decisions; and also be sensitive to a wide range of viewpoints and challenges.

Students will study a variety of Human and Physical Geography topics with four components to the course.

Physical Systems

  • Landscape Systems.
  • Earth’s Life Support Systems.
  • Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes 66 marks 22% of A Level.

Human Interactions

  • Changing Spaces; Making Places.
  • Global Connections.
  • Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes 66 marks - 22% of A Level.

Geographical Debates

  • Climate Change.
  • Hazardous Earth.
  • Written exam 2 hours and 30 minutes 108 marks - 36% of A Level.

Investigative Geography

  • Independent investigation.
  • Non-examination assessment 60 marks – 20% of A Level.

Fieldwork is an essential component to the study of Geography at Key Stage 5 and adds a great deal of appeal to the subject. Additionally geographical skills will be learnt throughout all of the topics.

Pupils are assessed throughout the two A Level years with end of topic assessments in addition to exam style questions throughout each topic.


Geography is important because it keeps us aware of current issues in the world and gives us a better understanding of the places and people around us.

- Martha, Year 13