What you will learn
Unit 1 - Physical Geography: Hydrology, Fluvial Geomorphology
- The drainage basin system
- Discharge relationships within drainage basins
- River channel processes and landforms
- The human impact
Unit 2 - Physical Geography: Atmosphere and Weather
- Diurnal energy budgets
- The global energy budget
- Weather processes and phenomena
- The human impact
Unit 3 - Physical Geography: Rocks and Weathering
- Plate tectonics
- Slope processes
- The human impact
Unit 4 - Human Geography: Population
- Natural increase as a component of population change
- Demographic transition
- Population–resource relationships
- The management of natural increase
Unit 5 - Human Geography: Migration and Settlement Dynamics
- Migration: what is it?
- Migration models
- Internal migration
- International migration
- Changes in rural settlements
- Urbanisation and changing urban settlements
Unit 6 - Physical Geography: Tropical Environments
- Tropical climates
- Tropical ecosystems
- Tropical landforms
- Sustainable management of tropical environments
Unit 7 - Physical Geography: Hazardous Environments
- Tectonic processes
- Hazardous environments resulting from mass movements
- Hazardous environments due to atmospheric disturbance
- Sustainable management in hazardous environments
Unit 8 - Human Geography: Production, Location and Change
- Agricultural systems and food production
- Management of agricultural change
- Manufacturing and related service industry
- Factors affecting industrial location
- Free Trade Zones (FTZ)
- Export Processing Zones (EPZ)
- The management of change in a manufacturing industry
Unit 9 - Human Geography: Global Interdependence
- Trade flows and trading patterns
- Factors affecting global trade
- Debt, aid, and management
- The development of international tourism
- The management of a tourist destination
Unit 10 - Preparing for the Exam: Physical Geography Paper 1 and 3
- Preparing for Paper 1 – Core Physical Geography
- Preparing for Paper 3 – Advanced Physical Geography
Unit 11 - Preparing for the Exam: Human Geography Paper 2 and 4
- Preparing for Paper 2 – Core Human Geography
- Preparing for Paper 4 – Advanced Human Geography
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Recognised through UCAS
This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.
Upon successfully completing this home learning course, you will receive the qualification: A-level Geography, issued by Cambridge International. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.
This syllabus (9696) has been chosen by Oxbridge because it is best suited to distance learning.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for A-level Geography examinations for Summer 2024.
You’ll be required to complete four standard A-level Geography written exams:
- Paper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 60 marks
- Paper 2: 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 60 marks
- Paper 3: 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 60 marks
- Paper 4: 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 60 marks
These exams contain a mixture of short and long answer questions and extended response questions. There is no field trip required for this course.
A GCSE or equivalent in Geography is recommended for this course. This Geography A-level syllabus is a difficulty level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, which is usually suitable for most learners of all ages.