A-Level Geography Course – Edexcel

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    Description

    This online A-Level Geography course is an important subject of study as it gains the student a larger understanding of the world and the way people interact with their physical environment and globally with each other.

    The first half of the course is the AS level divided into human and physical topics. Students will study the core subjects of rivers, floods and management for the physical section and population change for the human section.

    Students then choose one other physical topic and one human topic. Unit 2 of AS geography will be based on a piece of fieldwork or an investigation carried out by the student. The final section is is also divided into human and physical topics.

    Students must study three topics:

    • One from physical 
    • One from human
    • One from a free choice

    A-level geography also includes a piece of coursework, which will be a piece of fieldwork carried out by the student. 


    Qualification: A-Level Geography
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    Edexcel Specification: Code 9GEO
    Exams: Fully Flexible 
    Type of Study: Study online – Self study

    This course is also available as a Fast Track A Level Geography option allowing learners to complete in under a year. 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 8 units of study in total as listed below.

    AREA OF STUDY 1: DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES
    TOPIC 1: TECTONIC PROCESSES AND HAZARDS:
    • Volcanoes
    • Earthquakes
    • Tsunami
    • The Earths internal structure
    • Plate tectonic theory
    • Continental drift
    • Palaeomagnetism
    • Plate Boundaries
    • MEDCs and LEDCs
    • Tectonic Mega-disasters
    • Prediction and forecasting
    • Hazard management
    TOPIC 2: GLACIATED LANDSCAPES AND CHANGE:
    • Climate change
    • Volcanic Eruptions
    • The Cryosphere
    • Ice masses
    • Periglacial Processes
    • Periglacial Landforms
    • Tundra
    • Glacial mass balance
    • Glacier Movement
    • Rate of movement
    • Glacial erosion
    • Glacial transportation
    • Glacial Deposition
    • Formation of lowland depositional features
    • Fluvioglacial landforms
    • Proglacial features
    • Biodiversity
    • Water Cycle
    • Carbon cycle
    • Human activity
    AREA OF STUDY 2: DYNAMIC PLACES
    TOPIC 3: GLOBALISATION:
    • The influence of technology
    • International political and economic organisations
    • Special economic zones
    • Benefits of SEZs
    • KOF Index
    • Transnational corporations (TNCs)
    • The global shift
    • Push and pull factors
    • International migration
    • A global culture
    • Cultural erosion
    • Gross domestic product
    • Social measures of development
    • Effects of globalisation
    • Retention of cultural values
    • Fairtrade
    • Ethical consumption schemes
    • Recycling
    TOPIC 4: REGENERATING PLACES:
    • Economies
    • Places change
    • Reasons for change
    • Measuring change
    • National & regional influences
    • Global and International influences
    • The negative multiplier effect
    • Media sources
    • Representations of place
    • Infrastructure investment
    • North-South divide
    • Planning policies
    • Government policy
    • Local interest groups
    • Rebranding
    • Regeneration strategies
    • The living environment
    AREA OF STUDY 3: PHYSICAL SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY
    TOPIC 5: THE WATER CYCLE AND WATER INSECURITY:
    • Hydrological cycle
    • Water stores
    • Types of precipitation
    • A Tropical Rainforest: The Amazon
    • Water budget
    • River regimes
    • Storm Hydrograph
    • Urbanisation
    • Drought
    • The ecological impact
    • Flooding
    • The water cycle and climate change
    • Rising demand and diminishing supply
    • Physical and economic scarcity
    • Water conflicts and the future
    • Techno-fix
    • Sustainable schemes
    TOPIC 6: THE CARBON CYCLE AND ENERGY SECURITY:
    • The biogeochemical carbon cycle
    • Human Effects
    • Carbon Budgets
    • Carbon sequestration in oceans
    • Thermohaline circulation
    • Terrestrial sequestration
    • The greenhouse effect
    • The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change
    • The concentration of carbon
    • Photosynthesis
    • Energy consumption
    • Fossil fuels
    • Biofuels
    AREA OF STUDY 4: HUMAN SYSTEMS AND GEOPOLITICS
    TOPIC 7: SUPERPOWERS:
    • Economic power
    • Military power
    • Political power
    • Cultural power
    • Natural resources
    • Demographics
    • Hard Power vs Soft Power
    • Types of polarity
    • Geopolitical polarity and stability
    • Emerging nations
    • Strengths and weaknesses
    • The role of TNCs
    • Global action
    • International alliances
    • Arctic oil and gas
    • Intellectual property
    • Political spheres of influence
    • Conflicts in the Middle East
    • Importance of China and India
    • Economic problems
    TOPIC 8: HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERVENTION:
    • Human development
    • Happy planet index
    • Sharia Law
    • Bolivia under Evo Morales
    • Goals of development
    • The importance of education
    • UNESCO
    • health & life expectancy
    • The importance of IGOs
    • Millennium Development Goals
    • Human Rights
    • The transition to democracy
    • Levels of political corruption
    • Equality
    • Geopolitical interventions
    • Short-term responses
    • Just War Theory
    • The effectiveness of development aid
    • Recent military interventions
    • The cost of inaction
     

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this a-level geography course.

    We recommend the following textbooks to help you with your studies, however, they are not compulsory for completion of the course:

    C Dunn, AS/A-Level Geography Student Guide 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards; Landscape systems, processes and change (Phillip Allan 2016)
    C Dunn, AS/A-Level Geography Student Guide 2: Globalisation; Shaping Places(Phillip Allan 2016)
    V Pointon et al. Edexcel GCE Geography as Level Student Book and eBook (Edexcel Geography A-Level 2016) (Edexcel 2016)
    B Digby, Geography for Edexcel A-Level Year 1 and AS Student Book (OUP 2016)

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 24 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

    Assessment

    To achieve the full Geography A-Level qualification you will be assessed across the above areas of study. All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations and coursework. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

    Paper 1: 9GE0/01
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
    Assessed: Areas of study 1 and 3
    Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource-linked questions. You will also have to complete a 12 and 20 mark extended writing question

    Paper 2: 9GE0/02
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
    Assessed: Areas of study 2 and 4
    Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource-linked questions. You will also have to complete a 12 and 20 mark extended writing question

    Paper 3: 9GE0/03
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
    Assessed: Content from all areas of study
    Assessment format: A mixture of short answers, open response and resource-linked questions. You will also have to complete an 8, 18 and 24 mark extended writing question

    Coursework: 9GE0/04
    Type: Coursework/Fieldwork
    Assessed: Define a question of issue for investigation relating to the content in the course using your own research from fieldwork

    Assessment format: A written investigation report of 3000 – 4000 words which is internally assessed and externally moderated.  You must complete a minimum of four days of fieldwork, which will be taken under supervision.

    Please note: It is your responsibility to source and book your fieldwork and examinations. We are not able to do this for you. 

    Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of the area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official Edexcel approved examination centres here 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (8 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 days cooling-off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

    UCAS Points & Predicted Grades

    All of our A Levels will provide you with UCAS points upon successful completion of your examinations. The amount you receive will depend on the grade achieved as detailed below. Tutors can also provide predicted grades for university based on your completed assessments within the course.

    The majority of our A Levels will require a minimum of 3 completed assignments and correspondence to provide a predicted grade. We would advise you register for your course 3 months in advance of when you need a predicted grade for.  Eg: if you require a predicted grade for January, then you should enrol in Sept and aim to compete the 3 tutor marked assessments by December. 

    GRADE ACHIEVEDUCAS POINTS AWARDED
    A*56
    A48
    B40
    C32
    D24
    E16

     

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