Paper 1: Physical Geography
This course will cover the academic study of:
Water and Carbon Cycles: The focus is on water and carbon at or near the Earth’s surface and the dynamic processes associated with them. Students will study a rainforest biome and a river catchment to demonstrate how these cycles are related to environmental change and human activity.
Coastal systems and landscapes: Students will study the physical and human processes that have shaped the world’s coastlines, as well as the potential impacts of predicted climate change.
Hazards: Humans are risk from a variety of natural hazards, and students will study the origins of tectonic and atmospheric hazards and how they impact on humans in low income and high income countries.
Paper 2: Human Geography
Global systems and global governance: The focus is on globalisation – the economic, political and social changes associated with technological and other driving forces which have been a key feature of global economy and society in recent decades. Students will study systems of global governance, political, social and environmental interdependence, and the importance of international trade and access to markets.
Changing Places: Students will study two contrasting places, one of which will be local. They will examine how demographic, socio-economic and cultural characteristics of places are shaped by shifting flows of people, resources, money and investment.
Population and the environment: Students will explore the relationships between key aspects of physical geography and population numbers, population health and well-being, levels of economic development and the role and impact of the natural environment.
Paper 3: Geographical Investigation
Students are given the opportunity to write an independently researched piece of coursework based on their own geographical investigation. Students will have to conduct fieldwork, collect and analyse data as part of the individual investigation which may be based on either human or physical aspects of geography, or a combination of both.
Recommended Entry Requirements
GCSE Maths and English grade 5
3 Other GCSEs at A*-C including a B in Geography.
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