What do we study at A Level Geography?

Exam Board: Edexcel A Level Geography  

Paper 1: 

  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Landscape Systems, Processes and Change
  • The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
  • The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
  • Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 30% of the qualification 
  • Further Reading page

Paper 2:

  • Globalisation 
  • Super-Powers
  • Shaping Places 
  • Global Development and Connections
  • Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 30% of the qualification

Paper 3:

  • Synoptic assessment of all topics throughout the course
  • Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 20% of the qualification

Non-examined assessment - Independent Investigation

  • Student-identified question, relating to the examined content and incorporating fieldwork data
  • Project Essay of 3000-4000 words
  • 20% of the qualification