Geography

A LEVEL EDEXCEL BOARD

We all live our lives geographically. Planet Earth is our home. Geography is the subject which opens the door to this dynamic world and prepares each one of us for the role of global citizen in the 21st century. Geography draws from across the physical, cultural, economic, environmental and political spheres to illuminate key issues for the present and the future. Through geography we learn to appreciate the diversity. It enables us to face questions of what it means to live sustainably in an interdependent world and introduces you to a range of critical-thinking and investigative skills to help answer geographical
issues.

 

Curriculum

Year 1
Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards
An in-depth understanding of the causes of tectonic hazards is key to both increasing the degree to which they can be managed, and putting in place successful responses that can mitigate social and economic impacts and allow humans to adapt to hazard occurrence.
 
Topic 2B: Coastal Landscapes and Change
Coastal landscapes are increasingly threatened from physical processes and human activities, and there is a need for holistic and sustainable management of these areas in all the world’s coasts.
 
Topic 3: Globalisation
Globalisation and global interdependence continue to accelerate, resulting in changing opportunities for businesses and people.
 
Topic 4B: Diverse Places
Local places vary both demographically and culturally with change driven by local, national and global processes.
 
Year 2
Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
Water insecurity is becoming a global issue with serious consequences and there is a range of different approaches to managing water supply.
 
Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and energy security
A balanced carbon cycle is important in maintaining planetary health.
 
Topic 7: Superpowers
Superpowers and emerging superpowers have a very significant impact on the global economy, global politics and the environment.
 
Topic 8B: Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
Global governance has been developed to manage a number of common global issues and has a mixed
record in its success in dealing with them.
 

Assessment

Paper 1: Physical (30%) 105 marks.
Paper 2: Human (30%) 105 marks.
Paper 3: Synoptic investigation (20%) 70 marks.
Non Examined Assessment (NEA): Coursework-
Independent Investigation (20%).
 

Independent Investigation

 
Fieldwork is an essential part of Geography. Students will have a rich practical experience to produce a high quality fieldwork report. This compulsory residential visit will provide students with a deeper understanding of geographical skills both qualitative, quantitative as well as using GIS to provide a framework for their individual coursework.
 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Miss L Georghiades: lgeorghiades2.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)