Exam Board: Edexcel
Area of study 1: Dynamic Landscapes
Tectonic Processes and Hazards – students study the reasons why some locations are more at risk than others from tectonic hazards, examples of recent hazard events and how tectonic hazards can be managed.
Landscape Systems, Processes and Change – students study the reasons why coastal landscapes differ, how coastal erosion and sea level rise alter coastlines and how they can be managed.
Area of study 2: Dynamic Places
Globalisation – students investigate the causes and impacts of globalisation as well as the studying the consequences of globalisation for global development.
Regenerating Places – students investigate the reasons why places vary in their characteristics and evaluate the success of regeneration strategies in both rural and urban areas.
Area of study 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability
The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity – students investigate the hydrological cycle, it’s influence on the human and physical environment, and why water insecurity is a global issue.
The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security – students investigate the carbon cycle and its influence on the physical and human environment.
Area of study 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics
- Superpowers – students investigate how superpower countries have changed over time and the impact they have on the human and physical environment.
- Migration, Identity and Sovereignty – students investigate the impacts of globalisation on international migration, how nation states are evolving in a globalised world, the impacts of global organisations in managing global issues and the threats to national sovereignty.
Students will attend four on-day field trips and undertake an individual piece of coursework based upon their fieldwork. This NEA (non-examined assessment) is worth 20% of the entire A Level.