Edexcel A Level Geography
What’s it about?
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.
We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE in geography and a grade 6 at GCSE in English.
Mrs. C. Horii – Director of Teaching and Learning
The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form
The course involves studying four units over two years and includes the following elements:
Dynamic Landscapes – Tectonic processes and hazards and landscape systems, processes and change (coastal landscapes and change).
Dynamic Places – Globalisation and shaping places (regenerating places).
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.
This course will enable you to study geography or related degrees, for example, geology/meteorology at university.