Geography A Level Edexcel

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Geog3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A level geography covers a wide range of contemporary themes and issues. Geography, and the world we study, is ever-changing, which is why there is a focus on fundamental processes that reflect the world around us and foster an understanding of what could impact its future. The specification requires students to:

  • Develop a range of geographical skills – this includes quantitative skills (mathematical and statistical), qualitative skills (interviews, creative and social media, geographical representations), and geospatial skills (which might be more quantitative in nature: for example, geographical information systems (GIS); or qualitative: for example, interpreting photos, sketches and drawings).
  • Build on fieldwork skills – fieldwork is a vital part of studying geography, and it is a compulsory factor of the course. A level requires a minimum of four days.

Details

The course involves studying four units over two years and includes the following elements:

 

First Year:

Dynamic Landscapes - Tectonic processes and hazards and landscape systems, processes and change (coastal landscapes and change).

Dynamic Places – Globalisation and shaping places (regenerating places).

 

Second Year:

Physical Systems and Sustainability - The water cycle and water insecurity and the carbon cycle and energy security.

Human Systems and Geopolitics – superpowers and global development and connections (migration, identity and sovereignty).

 

Within the A level there will also be an Independent Investigation which is a 20% contribution to A Level qualification.

How will it be delivered?

Within the A level there will also be an Independent Investigation which is a 20% contribution to A Level qualification.

Entry requirements

We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE in geography and a grade 6 at GCSE in English.

Your next steps...

This course will enable you to study Geography or related degrees, for example, geology/meteorology at university.