Why study Geography?
The subject provides opportunities to understand the interrelationships of people and their environments. You will learn to appreciate the dynamic nature of how places, environments and issues change and how people respond to them.
Paper 1: Dynamic Landscapes, Physical Systems and Sustainability (30%)
Paper 2: Dynamic Places, Human Systems and Geopolitics (30%)
Paper 3: Synoptic Paper (20%)
The synoptic investigation will be based on a geographical issue within a place-based context that links to the three synoptic themes and is rooted in two or more of the compulsory content areas.
Coursework: Independent Investigation (20%)
A residential field visit for a minimum of 4 days is part of the course in preparation for the coursework. This is based on your independent investigation for either a physical or human aspect of the course.
What career opportunities are there?
Geography is a respected, academic subject welcomed by Higher Education. It combines both the facts of science and the arts and equips you with the skills vital for success at university and is relevant to a whole range of careers. Many Heathland Geography students have gone on to have careers in Law and Social Work, Management, Financial Trading, Travel and Tourism, Environmental Planning, Education and Journalism.
Examination Board: Edexcel
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