A Level
Geography

Course Details

Awarding Body: Eduqas

Staff Contacts: Mr G. Wright (gwright@quarrydale.notts.sch.uk) 

Scroll down to learn more

Key features of the course

Component 1: Changing Landscapes and Changing Places

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

20.5% of qualification

Section A: Changing Landscapes:  Coastal Landscapes

Two compulsory structured, data response questions and one compulsory extended response question.

Section B: Changing Places

Two compulsory structured, data response questions and one compulsory extended response question.

 

Component 2: Global Systems and Global Governance

Written examination: 2 hours

27.5% of qualification

Section A: Global Systems

Water and Carbon Cycles

Two compulsory structured, data response questions and one compulsory extended response question.

Section B: Global Governance: Change and Challenges

Processes and patterns of global migration and global governance of the Earth's oceans.

Two compulsory structured, data response questions and one compulsory extended response question.

Section C: 21st Century Challenges

One compulsory extended response question drawing on both Components 1 and 2 with resource material.

 

Component 3: Contemporary Themes in Geography

Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes

32% of qualification

Section A: Tectonic Hazards

One compulsory extended response question

Section B: Contemporary Themes in Geography

Four optional themes:

•     Ecosystems

•     Economic Growth and Challenge: India or China or Development in an African Context

•     Energy Challenges and Dilemmas

•     Weather and Climate

Two essay questions chosen from these four optional themes.

 

Component 4: Independent Investigation

Non-exam assessment: 3000 to 4000 words

20% of qualification

One written independent investigation, based on the collection of both field data and secondary information.

Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world

This image for Image Layouts addon

Entry
Requirements:

Minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 4 including English Language and Maths with at least a grade 5 in Geography.

This image for Image Layouts addon

What could this course
lead on to?

Geography students are found in many walks of life but usually in a career that centres on working within statistical analysis or planning and management issues from both the human and natural world, such as environmental management, town planning.

 

A-Level Geography has many transferable skills vital for progression to Higher Education and employment. Emphasis is place on the independent NEA as a vehicle for students to show a range of data collection and analysis skills in the production of the written report.

This image for Image Layouts addon

Future prospects
and careers

The course will support access to degree courses in both Physical and Human Geography.

© 2021 Quarrydale Academy | A Metcalfe