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An award winning sixth-form college in the heart of Central London offering a wide range of GCSE and A-Level courses

The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners' achievements is excellent

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Albemarle Independent College, 18 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London W1K 7FE


A Level Course Outline

"Simply put, Geography is our future. When we look at any issue with the balance and scrutiny that geographical study offers, we move beyond the media hype or political spin. Geography allows us to see the world more clearly." Tom Biebrach

Why should we study Geography at A Level?

Geography is unique in that it helps students to see the world as a whole instead of split up into subject boxes. Geography examines the complex interaction of people and their natural environment and helps students to understand that their decisions and actions will have an impact on the world. Geographers study the world at a local level and at an international level and bring together global political decisions, natural events and changes in lifestyles.

What topics will I study in A Level Geography?

There are four areas of study which are subdivided into topics. Topics two and four have optional elements.

Area of study 1: Dynamic Landscapes
Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards
Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change Option Either Option 2A: Glaciated Landscapes and Change Or Option 2B: Coastal Landscapes and Change

Area of study 2: Dynamic Places
Topic 3: Globalisation
Topic 4: Shaping Places. Either Option 4A: Regenerating Places OR Option 4B: Diverse Places

Area of study 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability

Area of study 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics

Coursework - Independent Investigation

What skills does Geography give you?

Geography helps you to develop your opinions and to make judgements after sifting through evidence. You will learn that there is often no right or wrong answer to global or local problems just a variety of viewpoints. The skill of the Geographer lies in bringing these together.

Structure of the Course
This course will be taught for 6 x 1 hour lessons per week. Homework will be set weekly and deadlines must be adhered to. Some fieldwork investigations will take place at weekends or during half terms and students will be expected to make their own way to the study sites.

Course Textbook
Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2 Student Book ISBN: 978-0-19-836648-5