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Geography A Level

Subject: Geography

What will students learn?

Students will further develop:

  • A sense of place and location on a local, national and global scale
  • Physical and human processes that shape our planet
  • Issues of sustainability
  • Case studies of a range of countries at different levels of development
  • How to undertake geographical investigations
  • Synoptic links between topics, constructing evidence-based arguments and judgement-based
  • Research methods (as part of the Non-Examined Content or NEA)

In KS5 students will study

Year 12

Physical geography units (paper 1)

  • Tectonics
  • Coasts
  • Water Cycle

Human geography units (paper 2)

  • Globalisation
  • Regeneration
  • Superpowers
Year 13

Physical geography units (paper 1)

  • Carbon Cycle

Human geography units (paper 2)

  • Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

Non-Examined Content (NEA)

Geographical investigations (coasts and regeneration)

How will students receive feedback?

At Paddington, all students will receive regular feedback from formative assessment tasks. Within the curriculum, specific tasks are allocated for feedback. This ensures all students gain regular feedback. Teachers will mark student work and provide targeted feedback that enables students to improve their work and make progress. To support student understanding, teachers plan high-quality re-teach time to prepare students for their feedback. Across each term, students will receive feedback from multiple tasks.

What examinations / assessments do students have at the end of KS5?

Exam board: Edexcel A-Level

  • Physical geography units (paper 1) 2h15m (30%)
  • Human geography units (paper 2) 2h15m (30%)
  • Synoptic paper (paper 3) 2h15m (20%)
  • Non-Examined Content (NEA) (20%)

What resources can be used to support learning?

  • Edexcel A-Level geography textbooks
  • Edexcel A-Level geography revision guides
  • Knowledge organisers


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