Geography – A Level
Geography offers an issues-based approach to studying geography, enabling students to explore and evaluate contemporary geographical questions and issues such as the consequences of globalisation, responses to hazards, water insecurity and climate change.
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Geography (9GE0)
The Edexcel Geography content is broken down into 4 Areas of Study along with Fieldwork.
- Dynamic Landscapes
- Dynamic Places
- Physical Systems and sustainability
- Human Systems and Geopolitics
- Dynamic Landscapes includes the study tectonic processes and natural hazards and how different areas are more vulnerable and resilient to such activity. The course also delves into how coastal processes shape the landscape and how coastlines can be managed to meet the needs of different stakeholders.
- Dynamic Places includes the topic of globalisation with students understanding the role of globalisation and how an acceleration of the process has caused benefits and challenges across different scales. Students will also evaluate the extent to which regeneration in a local area has been successful.
- Physical systems and sustainability area of study contains the water cycle and water insecurity topic in which students will understand the key role of water in supporting life on earth and the serious consequences of global water insecurity. The carbon cycle and energy security allows students to realise the importance of carbon in maintaining planetary health and the consequences for our planet if our energy demands continue to increase.
- Human systems and geopolitics include the topics of superpowers as well as migration, identity and sovereignty. These topics allow pupils to understand how the pattern of dominance of superpowers have changed over time and how international migration not only changes the ethnic composition of populations but also changes attitudes to national identity.
Students are required to complete a minimum of four days of fieldwork. This fieldwork must relate to processes in both physical and human geography.