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AS 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 AS?

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 AS Geography?

There are two areas of study each with two topics within them. 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

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.

Geography AS EDX Course Specification

Structure of the Course
This course will be taught for 5 x 1hour 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 1 and AS Student Book ISBN: 978-0-19-836645-4

Summer Research
Use the Guardian Website to research the latest articles on Climate Change. Produce a short summary to explain how climate change is affecting people.