Harris Academies
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Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 6 in English Language or Literature and Grade 5 in Maths. Alongside this Grade B in Geography GCSE is preferred.

An additional AS in Core Maths is advised if not taking Maths at A Level.

This four-unit GCE Geography specification offers units that allow a balance between your own particular physical, human and/or environmental interests and key geographical topics that provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills for further study at higher education or for employment.

Physical Systems (24%)

Exam 1hr 45minutes

  • Landscape Systems
  • Earth’s Life Support Systems
  • Geographical Skills

Human Interactions (24%)
Exam 1hr 45minutes

  • Changing spaces, making places
  • Global connections
  • Geographical Skills

Geographical debates (32%)
Exam 2hr 30 minutes

Study 2 topics from:

  • Climate Change
  • Disease Dilemmas
  • Exploring Oceans
  • The Future of Food
  • Hazardous Earth

Investigative Geography (20%)


  • Independent Geographical Investigation

How does it differ from GCSE?

There will be a greater reliance on you to independently research in the last unit.  You are expected to read around the subject to improve understanding of the four units. You will have your terminal exams at the end of Year 13 for the full A level qualification.

Exam board: OCR B