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A Level (New Edexcel 9GEO)

Specification Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Geography (9GE0)

Paper 1

Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 30% of the qualification 105 marks

Paper 2

Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 30% of the qualification 105 marks

Paper 3

Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes 20% of the qualification 70 marks

Coursework

Non-examined assessment 20% of the qualification 70 marks

 

Content overview

● Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards

● Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change –Coastal Landscapes and Change

● Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

● Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

 

Content overview

● Topic 3: Globalisation

● Topic 4: Shaping Places –Regenerating Places

● Topic 7: Superpowers

● Topic 8: Global Development and Connections – Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

 

Content overview

The specification contains three synoptic themes within the compulsory content areas:

● Players ● Attitudes and actions

● Futures and uncertainties. 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.

 

Content overview

● The topic may relate to any aspect of geography contained within the specification

● The student’s investigation will incorporate fieldwork data

● The fieldwork may be either human, physical or integrated physical-human

● Evidence of independent analysis and evaluation of data, presentation of data findings and extended writing

● Students must show evidence that they have used both quantitative and qualitative data to support their independent investigation.

Assessment overview

An externally-assessed written examination comprising three sections. Section A relates to Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards. Section B relates to Topic  2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change. Students answer questions on either Topic 2A: Glaciated Landscapes and Change or Topic 2B: Coastal Landscapes and Change.

Section C relates to Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity and Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security.

The examination may include short open, open response and resource-linked questions. The examination includes 12-mark and 20-mark extended writing questions. Calculators may be used.

 

Assessment overview

An externally-assessed written examination comprising three sections. Section A relates to Topics 3 and 7: Globalisation / Superpowers. Section B relates to Topic 4: Shaping Places. Students answer questions on either Topic 4A: Regenerating Places or Topic 4B: Diverse Places.

Section C relates to Topic 8: Global Development and Connections. Students answer questions on either Topic 8A: Health, Human Rights and Intervention or Topic 8B: Migration, Identity and Sovereignty.

The examination may include short open, open response and resource-linked questions. The examination includes 12-mark and 20-mark extended writing questions. Calculators may be used.

 

Assessment overview

An externally-assessed written examination comprising three sections. A resource booklet will contain information about the geographical issue. Sections A, B and C all draw synoptically on knowledge and understanding from compulsory content drawn from different parts of the course.

The examination may include short open, open response and resource-linked questions. The examination includes 8-mark, 18-mark and 24-mark extended writing questions. Calculators may be used.

 

Assessment overview

The investigation report is internally assessed and externally moderated.

The student will produce a written report of 3000–4000 words.

 

 

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