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Geography Edexcel A Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

Students of A level Geography will develop an understanding of geographical concepts and processes, recognise the challenges of sustainability and the implications for their own and others’ lives, and develop geography skills through classroom teaching and fieldwork.

Course content

The aims of the Edexcel A Level GCE in Geography are to: „ 
  • develop and apply their understanding of geographical concepts and processes to understand and interpret our changing world „ 
  • develop their awareness of the complexity of interactions within and between societies, economies, cultures and environments at scales from local to global „ 
  • develop as global citizens who recognise the challenges of sustainability and the implications for their own and others’ lives „ 
  • improve as critical and reflective learners aware of the importance of attitudes and values, including their own „ 
  • become adept in the use and application of skills and new technologies through their geographical studies both in and outside the classroom „ 
  • be inspired by the world around them, and gain enjoyment and satisfaction from their geographical studies and understand their relevance.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied at A level.


AS Unit 1: Global Challenges

  • Externally assessed
  • 1 hour 30 minute examination in two sections
  • Section A: objective items, data response and short-answer questions
  • Section B: choice of Going Global or World at Risk longer/guided essay questions
  • 60%

AS Unit 2: Geographical Investigations

  • Externally assessed
  • 1 hour 15 minutes examination in two sections
  • The paper will assess the four optional topics offered.
  • Candidates will answer one physical question from Section A and one human question from Section B.
  • The questions require longer responses, each with three parts, designed to include data response, investigation and evaluation skills and related impacts/management issues.
  • 40%


A2 Unit 3: Contested Planet

  • Externally assessed
  • 2 hour 30 minute examination in two sections.
  • Students will be asked to select and answer two questions from five in Section A and all questions in Section B.
  • Section A: A choice of two short essay questions from five.
  • Section B (Synoptic Investigation): One question with three parts.
  • 60%

A2 Unit 4: Geographical Research

  • Externally assessed
  • 1 hour and 30 minute examination.
  • Candidates will be given a list of questions based on the six options.
  • Candidates will select and answer one question that relates to the option they have studied.
  • 40%

Future opportunities

GCE Geography provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for further study at higher education or for employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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