Geography

Geography

Examining Board: Edexcel


Geography should appeal to  students who have an interest in and concern for the environment. Pupils who enjoy travelling and finding out about new people, places, landscapes and events. Or, pupils who want to broaden their studies to cover both ‘sciences’ and ‘humanities’

This syllabus follows on well from GCSE, with some familiar themes recurring at a higher Level, but there are also many fresh and exciting topics. The Edexcel specification allows a balance between students’ own particular physical, human and/or environmental interests and key geographical topics that provide them with the knowledge, understanding and skills for further study at Higher Education or for employment. Geographers are good communicators, spatially aware, problem solvers, good team players, computer literate, well rounded, flexible thinkers and are socially, economically and environmentally aware.

AS Level Geography
Area of Study 1: Dynamic Landscapes (50%)

Tectonic Processes and Hazards
Landscape Systems, Processes and Change (Coasts)
Fieldwork (Dawlish Warren)

 

Area of Study 2: Dynamic Places (50%)

Globalisation
Shaping Places – Regenerating Places
Fieldwork (Plymouth)
Assessment will consist of two papers assessing each Area of Study.

A Level Geography
Area of Study 1: Dynamic Landscapes (25%)

Tectonic Processes and Hazards
Landscape Systems, Processes and Change (Coasts)
Area of Study 2: Dynamic Places (25%)
Globalisation

Shaping Places (Regenerating Places)

Area of Study 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability (25%)

The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

Climate Change Futures

Area of Study 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics (25%)
Superpowers
Global Development and Connections Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
There will be a minimum of 4 days fieldwork.

 

Assessment will consist of two papers assessing the Areas of Study. In addition there will be a Synoptic Investigation of a geographical issue assessed as an examination paper and an Independent Investigation completed as a written report (3,000 – 4,000 words)

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