Geography (A Level)
What Do I Need To Study This Course?
6 or above in Geography and 6 or above in English Language and a 6 or above in Maths.
What Will I Study?
Year 12 – First Year of A Level
- Tectonic Processes and Hazards
- Glaciated Landscapes and Change
- Diverse Places
Year 13 – Second Year of A Level
- The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
- The Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity
- Global Development and Connections including Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
How Will I Be Assessed?
Paper 1 – Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 30% of the qualification 105 marks
Paper 2 – Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 30% of the qualification 105 marks
Paper 3 – Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 20% of the qualification 70 marks
Non-examination assessment: Independent Investigation – Non-examined assessment 20% of the qualification 70 marks
By studying geography, you’ll gain an insight into a range of practical, social, economic and environmental issues. Geography offers the opportunity to tackle some of the most important issues facing modern society, from climate change and natural disasters, to globalisation and the rise and fall of superpowers.
The core geographic skills, gained through field work and analysis of maps and data, are also transferable and relevant to many jobs and business sectors.
A geography degree enables you to embark on a career in a range of fields, including those in the education, commerce, industry, transport, tourism and public sectors. You’ll also have many transferable skills, attracting employers from the business, law and finance sectors.
Suggested Reading List
Online Kerboodle book: Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 1 (Year 12), Oxford University Press (ISBN 9780198366454)
Online Kerboodle book: Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2 (Year 13), Oxford University Press (ISBN 9780198366485)
Edexcel GCE Geography AS Level Student Book, Pearson (ISBN 9781292139623)
Edexcel GCE Geography Y2 A Level Student Book, Pearson (ISBN 9781292139654)
Edexcel A level Geography Book 1 (Year 12) Third Edition, Hodder (ISBN 9781471856549)
Edexcel A level Geography Book 2 (Year 13) Third Edition, Hodder (ISBN 9781471856532)