A Level Geography – Programme of Study

Geography (Edexcel)

A Course Outline

Year 12

Dates,No of weeks,"Topics
(7 periods p week)",No of lessons,"Topics
(7 periods p week)",No of lessons,Detail,Assessment tasks/HW
September– October,"7
,"Unit 1 Global Challenges
World at Risk",49,"·          Global Hazards – Trends and Patterns
Climate Change
Impacts of Global Warming
Coping with Climate Change",35,"·          The nature of Risk & Hazard
Hazard Analysis and Patterns
Rising Sea levels and Temperatures
Mitigation or Adaption?","Class Projects
Research
Fieldwork ICT Research
Exam Questions"
November ,"1
,Unit1 Exams+ return of papers,,Unit1 Exams+ return of papers,,Reports to include exam results,Mock exam
October– December ,7,"Unit 1 Global Challenges
Going Global",49,"·          Globalisation
Global Groups & Networks
Roots
On the move
World Cities
Global challnges for the Future",35,"·          Population change & Migration
TNCs
Analysis of Population Changes
Rural-Urban Migration
Megacities
Environmental & Social Costs","Class Projects
Research
Fieldwork ICT Research
Exam Questions"
Jan ,,,,,,,
January - March,10,"Unit 2 Geographical Investigations
Unequal Spaces",49,"·          Recognising Inequality
Inequality for whom?
Managing Rural Inequality
Managing Unrban Inequality",49,"·          Defining Inequality – range of scales
Exclusion and Polaristation
Government Strategies to reduce ineqality","Class Projects
Research
Fieldwork Visit Canary Wharf
Exam Questions"
April –May,10,"Unit 2 Geographical Investigations
Crowded Coasts",49,"·          Competition for Coasts
Coping with the Pressure
Increasing Risks
Coastal Management",49,"·          Coastal Diversity and Attractions
Development of Coasts and the Environment
Coastal Erosion and Flooding
Hard & Soft Engineering","Class Projects
Research
Fieldwork Visit Hastings
Exam Questions"
May ,"3

Year 13

Dates,No of weeks,"Topics
(7 periods p week)",No of lessons,"Topics
(7 periods p week)",No of lessons,Detail,Assessment tasks/HW
September 2nd – October 18th,"7
,"Unit 3 Contested Planet
,49,"Energy security
Water conflits
,35,"·          Energy supply, demand and security
Energy security and the future
The geography and risk of water supply
Water conflicts and the future","Class Projects
Research
Fieldwork ICT Research
Exam Questions"
November 25th,"1
,Unit1 Exams+ return of papers,,Unit1 Exams+ return of papers,,Reports to include exam results,Mock exam
October 28th – December 13th,7,"Unit 3 Contested Planet
,49,"·          Biodiversity under threat
Superpower geographies",35,"·          Defining biodiversity and biodivesity threats
Managing biodiversity
Superpower geographies and the role of superpowers
Superpower futures ","Class Projects
Research
Fieldwork ICT Research
Exam Questions"
Jan-14,,,,,,,
January 6th - 21st March,10,"Unit 3 Contested Planet
,49,"Bridging the development gap
The technology fix?
,49,"·          The causes and consequences of the development gap
Reducing the development gap
The geography of technology and technology development","Class Projects
Research
Fieldwork Visit
Exam Questions"
7th April – 2nd May,10,Unit 4 Geographical Research,49,"·          Tectonic activity and hazards
Cold environments
Life on the margins
The world of cultural diversity
Pollution and human health at risk
Consuming the rural landscape",49,"·          Individual research through the synoptic process
Students plan and draft a research essay using a wide range of sources
Individual tuition prepares students to write esaays under exam conditions with no knowledge of the specific title","Class Projects
Research
Fieldwork Visit
Exam Questions"
May 6th – May 16th,"3