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Geography A Level at St Joseph's College

Course description

Geography is a demanding and dynamic subject that is well-respected by Russell Group Universities. Students of our Edexcel A level in 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

Paper 1: Dynamic Landscapes. Includes: Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards; Topic 2b: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change: Coastal Landscapes and Change. Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity. Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security.

Paper 2: Dynamic Places. Includes: Topic 3: Globalisation; Topic 4b Shaping Places: Diverse Places. Topic 7: Superpowers. Topic 8a: Global Development and Connections: Health, Human Rights and Intervention.

Paper 3: Synoptic, decision-based question paper with resources. Students must apply cross-topic content to exam.

Coursework: Independent Investigation: nonexamined assessment.

Entry requirements

  • 6+ in GCSE Geography
  • 6+ in English



Exam (papers 1, 2 & 3) Papers 1 & 2 can be completed (italics only as above) as a stand-alone AS Level, which is taught concurrently with the full linear A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years