A New Specification for a Linear Course Will Start From 2017
Area of Study 1. Dynamic Landscapes (25%)
Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards
Tectonic processes, a study of the causes of tectonic hazards, the impact of tectonic activity on people, and responses to tectonic hazards.
Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change
An integrated study of processes, landforms and landscapes. A study of one landscape system and the physical and human processes influencing change over time and space.
• Option 2.2: Coastal landscapes and change
Area of Study 2. Dynamic Places (25%)
Topic 3: Globalisation
A study of globalisation, its causes and consequences for different people and places.
Topic 4: Shaping Places
A study of how and why places are shaped and changed, the meanings and identities attached to
different places and the consequences for different people.
• Option 4.1: Regenerating Places
Area of Study 3. Physical Systems and Sustainability (25%)
Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
Water cycle, human and natural factors that impact on water cycling, consequences for water security and future water conflicts.
Topic 6: The Carbon cycle and Energy Security
Carbon cycle, human and natural factors impacting on carbon cycling, the consequences for ecosystems and management strategies.
Topic 7: Climate Change Futures
Exploring the links between the carbon and water cycles through climate change.
Area of Study 4. Human Systems and Geopolitics (25%)
Topic 8: Superpowers
Superpowers, the reasons for shifting economic and political power, the impacts of superpowers, influence of superpowers in governing the global commons.
Topic 9: Global Development and Connections
• Option 9: Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
GCSE Grade B Geography; or B in English Language if GCSE Geography not studied.
Good Subject Combinations:
Maths, Biology, Sociology, English, History and Psychology
Possible Career Pathways:
Geography is a broad based academic degree which is well respected by employers. Geography graduates have one of the highest rates of graduate employment. Geographers enter a very wide range of career areas and put simply there is no such thing as a geography job, there are jobs that geographers do. Studying geography provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning.