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What will I study in A Level Geography?

Pearson Edexcel GCE Geography

Paper 1

Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards

Topic 2: Landscape systems, Processes and change

Topic 3: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

Topic 4: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

Paper 2

Topic 1: Globalisation

Topic 2: Shaping Places

Topic 3: Superpowers

Topic 4: Global Development and Connections

Paper 3

The synoptic investigation will be based on a geographical issue studies in either Paper 1 or Paper 2. The content area will be:

  • Players
  • Attitudes and actions
  • Futures and uncertainties.

Non-examined assessment.

The independent geographical investigation is 3000 – 4000 words. We attend the Cranedale Field Studies Centre, Malton, to help the students prepare for their own data collection during the summer holidays.

Where does A Level Geography lead?

Geography is an interesting and stimulating subject. It involves transferrable skills including collecting, analysing and interpreting data and communicating your findings. These skills are in great demand and are recognised by employers and universities and colleges. Statistics show that geographers are amongst the most employable.