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Geography A Level

The Geography A-Level is an important subject of study as it gives the learner a larger understanding of the world and the way people interact with their physical environment and globally with each other.

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Course Title:Geography A Level

Awarding Body:EDEXCEL

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:24 months expert tutor support

Course Description

Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Geography is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment.

This specification is designed to:

  • - Build naturally on GCSE knowledge, with minimal repetition of content develop fieldwork skills
  • - Increase choice of topics, e.g. between fieldwork investigation or issue evaluation papers
  • - Stimulate the study of geographical issues and impacts develop a specialist interest within geography
  • - Provide a seamless progress to higher education and employment

Recommended Reading

We recommend the following text books to help you with your studies, however, they are not essential for completion of the course:

  • C Dunn, AS/A-Level Geography Student Guide 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards; Landscape systems, processes and change (Phillip Allan 2016)
  • C Dunn, AS/A-Level Geography Student Guide 2: Globalisation; Shaping Places (Phillip Allan 2016)
  • V Pointon et al. Edexcel GCE Geography as Level Student Book and eBook (Edexcel Geography A Level 2016) (Edexcel 2016)
  • B Digby, Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 1 and AS Student Book (OUP 2016)

Please note: There is a fieldwork element to this A-level. You will need to complete this over 4 consecutive days at our centres in either Lincoln or Skegness.

Course Info

Course Title:Geography A Level

Awarding Body:EDEXCEL

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:24 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

Basic English reading and writing skills. It is recommended that students should have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE course or equivalent.

Paper 1: 9GE0/01
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Weighing: 30% of A-Level
Total Marks: 105
Assessed: Areas of study 1 and 3
Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource linked questions. You will also have to complete a 12 and 20 mark extended writing question

Paper 2: 9GE0/02
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Weighing: 30% of A-Level
Total Marks: 105
Assessed: Areas of study 2 and 4
Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource linked questions. You will also have to complete a 12 and 20 mark extended writing question

Paper 3: 9GE0/03
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Weighing: 20% of A-Level
Total Marks: 70
Assessed: Content from all areas of study
Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource linked questions. You will also have to complete an 8, 18 and 24 mark extended writing question

Coursework: 9GE0/04
Type: Coursework/Fieldwork
Weighing: 20% of A-Level
Total Marks: 70
Assessed: Define a question of issue for investigation relating to the content in the course using your own research from fieldwork
Assessment format: A written investigation report of 3000 – 4000 words which is internally assessed and externally moderated. You must complete a minimum of four days of fieldwork, which will be taken under supervision.

Please note: The exams can only be taken at the centre ‘Tutors and Exams’ in Coventry or Bolton, due to the complicated fieldwork requirements. The fieldwork element is over 4 consecutive days at a cost of around £850 at either our Lincoln or Skegness centres. They will take place in March 2018.

Awarding Organisation

This course is designed to meet the specification of the Pearson Edexcel A Level in Geography. Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. The course is provided by our partner OSC.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

AREA OF STUDY 1: DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES

TOPIC 1: TECTONIC PROCESSES AND HAZARDS:

Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Tsunami
The Earths internal structure
Plate tectonic theory
Continental drift
Paleomagnetism
Plate Boundaries
MEDCs and LEDCs
Tectonic Mega-disasters
Prediction and forecasting
Hazard management

TOPIC 2: GLACIATED LANDSCAPES AND CHANGE:

Climate change
Volcanic Eruptions
The Cryosphere
Ice masses
Periglacial Processes
Periglacial Landforms
Tundra
Glacial mass balance
Glacier Movement
Rate of movement
Glacial erosion
Glacial transportation
Glacial Deposition
Formation of lowland depositional features
Fluvioglacial landforms
Proglacial features
Biodiversity
Water Cycle
Carbon cycle
Human activity

AREA OF STUDY 2: DYNAMIC PLACES

TOPIC 3: GLOBALISATION:

The influence of technology
International political and economic organisations
Special economic zones
Benefits of SEZs
KOF Index
Transnational corporations (TNCs)
The global shift
Push and pull factors
International migration
A global culture
Cultural erosion
Gross domestic product
Social measures of development
Effects of globalisation
Retention of cultural values
Fair trade
Ethical consumption schemes
Recycling

TOPIC 4: REGENERATING PLACES:

Economies
Places change
Reasons for change
Measuring change
National & regional influences
Global and International influences
The negative multiplier effect
Media sources
Representations of place
Infrastructure investment
North-South divide
Planning policies
Government policy
Local interest groups
Rebranding
Regeneration strategies
The living environment

AREA OF STUDY 3: PHYSICAL SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY

TOPIC 5: THE WATER CYCLE AND WATER INSECURITY:

Hydrological cycle
Water stores
Types of precipitation
A Tropical Rainforest: The Amazon
Water budget
River regimes
Storm Hydrograph
Urbanisation
Drought
The ecological impact
Flooding
The water cycle and climate change
Rising demand and diminishing supply
Physical and economic scarcity
Water conflicts and the future
Techno-fix
Sustainable schemes

TOPIC 6: THE CARBON CYCLE AND ENERGY SECURITY:

The biogeochemical carbon cycle
Human Effects
Carbon Budgets
Carbon sequestration in oceans
Thermohaline circulation
Terrestrial sequestration
The greenhouse effect
The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change
The concentration of carbon
Photosynthesis
Energy consumption
Fossil fuels
Biofuels

AREA OF STUDY 4: HUMAN SYSTEMS AND GEOPOLITICS

TOPIC 7: SUPERPOWERS:

Economic power
Military power
Political power
Cultural power
Natural resources
Demographics
Hard Power vs Soft Power
Types of polarity
Geopolitical polarity and stability
Emerging nations
Strengths and weaknesses
The role of TNCs
Global action
International alliances
Arctic oil and gas
Intellectual property
Political spheres of influence
Conflicts in the Middle East
Importance of China and India
Economic problems

TOPIC 8: HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERVENTION:

Human development
Happy planet index
Sharia Law
Bolivia under Evo Morales
Goals of development
The importance of education
UNESCO
Health & life expectancy
The importance of IGOs
Millennium Development Goals
Human Rights

The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC


- You will get full tutor support via email
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months

If you choose to study online you will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations

Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

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Course Description

Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Geography is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment.

This specification is designed to:

  • - Build naturally on GCSE knowledge, with minimal repetition of content develop fieldwork skills
  • - Increase choice of topics, e.g. between fieldwork investigation or issue evaluation papers
  • - Stimulate the study of geographical issues and impacts develop a specialist interest within geography
  • - Provide a seamless progress to higher education and employment

Recommended Reading

We recommend the following text books to help you with your studies, however, they are not essential for completion of the course:

  • C Dunn, AS/A-Level Geography Student Guide 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards; Landscape systems, processes and change (Phillip Allan 2016)
  • C Dunn, AS/A-Level Geography Student Guide 2: Globalisation; Shaping Places (Phillip Allan 2016)
  • V Pointon et al. Edexcel GCE Geography as Level Student Book and eBook (Edexcel Geography A Level 2016) (Edexcel 2016)
  • B Digby, Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 1 and AS Student Book (OUP 2016)

Please note: There is a fieldwork element to this A-level. You will need to complete this over 4 consecutive days at our centres in either Lincoln or Skegness.

Previous Knowledge

Basic English reading and writing skills. It is recommended that students should have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE course or equivalent.

Paper 1: 9GE0/01
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Weighing: 30% of A-Level
Total Marks: 105
Assessed: Areas of study 1 and 3
Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource linked questions. You will also have to complete a 12 and 20 mark extended writing question

Paper 2: 9GE0/02
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Weighing: 30% of A-Level
Total Marks: 105
Assessed: Areas of study 2 and 4
Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource linked questions. You will also have to complete a 12 and 20 mark extended writing question

Paper 3: 9GE0/03
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Weighing: 20% of A-Level
Total Marks: 70
Assessed: Content from all areas of study
Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource linked questions. You will also have to complete an 8, 18 and 24 mark extended writing question

Coursework: 9GE0/04
Type: Coursework/Fieldwork
Weighing: 20% of A-Level
Total Marks: 70
Assessed: Define a question of issue for investigation relating to the content in the course using your own research from fieldwork
Assessment format: A written investigation report of 3000 – 4000 words which is internally assessed and externally moderated. You must complete a minimum of four days of fieldwork, which will be taken under supervision.

Please note: The exams can only be taken at the centre ‘Tutors and Exams’ in Coventry or Bolton, due to the complicated fieldwork requirements. The fieldwork element is over 4 consecutive days at a cost of around £850 at either our Lincoln or Skegness centres. They will take place in March 2018.

The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC


- You will get full tutor support via email
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months

If you choose to study online you will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations

Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

AREA OF STUDY 1: DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES

TOPIC 1: TECTONIC PROCESSES AND HAZARDS:

Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Tsunami
The Earths internal structure
Plate tectonic theory
Continental drift
Paleomagnetism
Plate Boundaries
MEDCs and LEDCs
Tectonic Mega-disasters
Prediction and forecasting
Hazard management

TOPIC 2: GLACIATED LANDSCAPES AND CHANGE:

Climate change
Volcanic Eruptions
The Cryosphere
Ice masses
Periglacial Processes
Periglacial Landforms
Tundra
Glacial mass balance
Glacier Movement
Rate of movement
Glacial erosion
Glacial transportation
Glacial Deposition
Formation of lowland depositional features
Fluvioglacial landforms
Proglacial features
Biodiversity
Water Cycle
Carbon cycle
Human activity

AREA OF STUDY 2: DYNAMIC PLACES

TOPIC 3: GLOBALISATION:

The influence of technology
International political and economic organisations
Special economic zones
Benefits of SEZs
KOF Index
Transnational corporations (TNCs)
The global shift
Push and pull factors
International migration
A global culture
Cultural erosion
Gross domestic product
Social measures of development
Effects of globalisation
Retention of cultural values
Fair trade
Ethical consumption schemes
Recycling

TOPIC 4: REGENERATING PLACES:

Economies
Places change
Reasons for change
Measuring change
National & regional influences
Global and International influences
The negative multiplier effect
Media sources
Representations of place
Infrastructure investment
North-South divide
Planning policies
Government policy
Local interest groups
Rebranding
Regeneration strategies
The living environment

AREA OF STUDY 3: PHYSICAL SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY

TOPIC 5: THE WATER CYCLE AND WATER INSECURITY:

Hydrological cycle
Water stores
Types of precipitation
A Tropical Rainforest: The Amazon
Water budget
River regimes
Storm Hydrograph
Urbanisation
Drought
The ecological impact
Flooding
The water cycle and climate change
Rising demand and diminishing supply
Physical and economic scarcity
Water conflicts and the future
Techno-fix
Sustainable schemes

TOPIC 6: THE CARBON CYCLE AND ENERGY SECURITY:

The biogeochemical carbon cycle
Human Effects
Carbon Budgets
Carbon sequestration in oceans
Thermohaline circulation
Terrestrial sequestration
The greenhouse effect
The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change
The concentration of carbon
Photosynthesis
Energy consumption
Fossil fuels
Biofuels

AREA OF STUDY 4: HUMAN SYSTEMS AND GEOPOLITICS

TOPIC 7: SUPERPOWERS:

Economic power
Military power
Political power
Cultural power
Natural resources
Demographics
Hard Power vs Soft Power
Types of polarity
Geopolitical polarity and stability
Emerging nations
Strengths and weaknesses
The role of TNCs
Global action
International alliances
Arctic oil and gas
Intellectual property
Political spheres of influence
Conflicts in the Middle East
Importance of China and India
Economic problems

TOPIC 8: HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERVENTION:

Human development
Happy planet index
Sharia Law
Bolivia under Evo Morales
Goals of development
The importance of education
UNESCO
Health & life expectancy
The importance of IGOs
Millennium Development Goals
Human Rights

Awarding Organisation

This course is designed to meet the specification of the Pearson Edexcel A Level in Geography. Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. The course is provided by our partner OSC.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

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