A Level Curriculum
Exam Board: Edexcel
Area of study 1: Dynamic Landscapes
- Tectonic Processes and Hazards – students study the reasons why some locations are more at risk than others from tectonic hazards, examples of recent hazard events and how tectonic hazards can be managed.
- Landscape Systems, Processes and Change – students study the reasons why coastal landscapes differ, how coastal erosion and sea level rise alter coastlines and how they can be managed.
Area of study 2: Dynamic Places
- Globalisation – students investigate the causes and impacts of globalisation as well as the studying the consequences of globalisation for global development.
- Regenerating Places – students investigate the reasons why places vary in their characteristics and evaluate the success of regeneration strategies in both rural and urban areas.
Area of study 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability
- The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity – students investigate the hydrological cycle, it’s influence on the human and physical environment, and why water insecurity is a global issue.
- The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security – students investigate the carbon cycle and its influence on the physical and human environment.
Area of study 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics
- Superpowers – students investigate how superpower countries have changed over time and the impact they have on the human and physical environment.
- Migration, Identity and Sovereignty – students investigate the impacts of globalisation on international migration, how nation states are evolving in a globalised world, the impacts of global organisations in managing global issues and the threats to national sovereignty.
Students will attend four on-day fieldtrips and undertake an individual piece of coursework based upon their fieldwork. This NEA (non-examined assessment) is worth 20% of the entire A Level.