Geography

Department: Geography 

Type of Qualification: A Level  

Exam Board: Edexcel 

Additional Entry Requirements: Grade 6 in Geography recommended 

Why study Geography? 

Anyone who is interested in the challenges faced by our planet as we race through the 21st Century. People who like to debate and discuss current affairs. Those who can see different approaches and contrasting views on the issues around us. Anyone who likes getting ‘stuck in’ to controversial ideas. 

Course Content 

  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards (Topic 1) 
  • Coastal Landscapes and Change (Topic 2) 
  • Globalisation (Topic 3) 
  • Rebranding Places (Topic 4) 
  • The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity (Topic 5) 
  • The Carbon cycle and Energy security (Topic 6) 
  • Superpowers (Topic 7) 
  • Health, Human Rights and Intervention (Topic 8) 

 

Assessment 

  • Paper 1 (30%)– Assessing topics 1,2,5,6 (2 hrs 15mins) 
  • Paper 2 (30 %) – Assessing topics 3,4,7 and 8 (2 hrs mins) 
  • Paper 3 (20%) – Synoptic investigation (2 hrs 15 mins) 
  • Coursework (20%)- Independent investigation (3000-4000 words) 

 

Careers in Geography 

Consultancy, Law, Teaching, Healthcare, Economics and finance, Geology and Geophysics, Planning and Environmental Management, Travel and Tourism. 

Important fieldtrip note:  As part of the new curriculum students must carry out 4 days of field work. There will be a compulsory fieldtrip in Year 12 to conduct this fieldwork. The approximate cost of these fieldtrips will be around £250-£300.