Exam Board: Edexcel

Geography is the study of the land and the spatial relationships and interactions on it in both the human and physical environment. 

This year we will be following the new Edexcel specification. In the first year there are two areas of study. Area of study one is ‘Dynamic Landscapes’ which investigates tectonic processes along with coastal change. Area of study two is ‘Dynamic Places’ which investigates globalisation and regeneration at a variety of scales.

In the second year there are two further areas of study. Area of study three is called ‘Physical Systems and Sustainability’ in which issues such as global water and energy security are investigated. The fourth area of study is called ‘Human Systems and Geopolitics’ in which the changing nature of global superpowers and how global development is linked to human rights.


All units will be assessed at the end of the two-year course. 

Unit 1: Examined element (30% of the final qualification)
Unit 2: Examined element (30% of the final qualification)
Unit 3: Examined element (20% of the final qualification)
Unit 4: Independent investigation (20% of the final qualification)

Where can it lead?

A-Level Geography is essential for anyone looking to study Geography at degree level but it is seen as a valuable academic A-Level which will complement an application for any degree level course. 

Employers from a variety of career pathways recognise the value of the skills developed from studying A-Level Geography. 

Many students who study A-Level Geography progress on to geography- related university courses, including one in the recent past who has studied Geography at Cambridge University and is now doing his Masters looking towards a PhD.