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Geography AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

The aims of the Edexcel Advanced Level GCE in Geography are to:

  • Develop and apply understanding of geographical concepts and processes to understand and interpret our changing world. 
  • Develop 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 
  • 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. 

Course content

Year 12- AS Outline 

2 units studied: 

Global challenges – The meaning, causes, impacts and management of global challenges. How we can influence global challenges through our own lives. There are two compulsory topics that form this unit:

  • World at Risk
  • Going Global

Geographical investigations - A closer look at how physical and human issues influence lives and can be managed. Students choose two topics from the four offered in this unit; there must be one physical and one human topic:

Physical topics:

  • Topic 1: Extreme Weather,
  • Topic 2: Crowded Coasts.

Human topics:

  • Topic 3: Unequal Spaces,
  • Topic 4: Rebranding Places


Year 13- A2 Outline

2 units studied: 

Contested planet - There are six compulsory topics:

  • Energy Security,
  • Water Conflicts,
  • Biodiversity Under Threat,
  • Superpower Geographies,
  • Bridging the Development Gap 
  • The Technological Fix?

Geographical research Students must select and study one of the following research options:

  • Option 1: Tectonic Activity and Hazards
  • Option 2: Cold Environments – Landscapes and Change
  • Option 3: Life on the Margins – the Food Supply Problem
  • Option 4: The World of Cultural Diversity
  • Option 5: Pollution and Human Health at Risk
  • Option 6: Consuming the Rural Landscape – Leisure and Tourism. 

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Geography and Maths  as well a B in English language at GCSE level 


AS: 2 exams at the end of the year for each unit

A2: 2 exams at the end of the year for each unit 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September