GEOGRAPHY COURSE

Geography – helping Kingsley Academy students become global citizens of the world

KS5 – AS / A-Level

Exam board: Edexcel B


Geography AS/ A-Level is an exciting new course starting September 2016. The Edexcel course develops field work techniques, literacy and career skills. It also provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the world around them. It also offers a minimum of 4 days field work which will allow students to witness geography first hand and expand their independence.

The A-Level course will comprise of 4 exams over two years and a written investigation of 3-4000 words.

AS-Level Paper 1: (50%)

·         Tectonic hazards e.g. earthquakes and volcanoes

·         Coastal processes and change


AS-Level Paper 2: (50%)

·         Globalisation

·         Regenerating places

·         Questions on collection of coursework

A-Level Paper 1: (30%)

·         Tectonic hazards e.g. earthquakes and volcanoes

·         Coastal processes and change

·         Water Cycle

·         Carbon Cycle

A-Level Paper 2: (30%)

·         Globalisation

·         Regenerating places

·         Superpowers

·         Health and human rights

A-Level Paper 3: (20%)

·         Decision making activity – involves problem solving (which employers value highly)

Independent research report: (20%)

·         3000 – 4000 words of an area that students are interested in using all the skills learnt about data collection, analysis and reflective

·         The report will involve 4 days of field work over the two years of the A-Level course


Useful websites for revision/ help at KS5 geography: