«La geografía explica el pasado, ilumina el presente y nos prepara para el futuro. ¿Qué podría ser más importante que eso?» – Michael Ignatieff
Exam board: IAL Edexcel
Specification: A-Level YGE01
HOW I WILL BE ASSESSED?
Examination: The course is examined in January and June of both Year 12 and Year 13
Unit 1: Global Challenges
- Topic 1: World at Risk
- Topic 2: Going Global
Unit 2: Geographical Investigations
- Topic 1: Crowded Coasts
- Topic 2: Urban Problems, Planning and Regeneration
- Fieldwork Investigation
ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW, DURATION AND WEIGHTING
Paper 1 – Written examination 1 hour and 45 minutes (30% of qualification – 90 marks)
Paper 2 – Written examination 1 hour and 30 minutes (20% of qualification – 60 marks)
Paper 3 – Written examination 2 hours (30% of qualification – 90 marks)
Paper 4 – Written examination 1 hour and 30 minutes (20% of qualification – 60 marks)
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Paper 1 –
Section A: Data response and short-answer questions.
Section B: Choice of longer/guided essay questions, on either Topic 1: World at Risk or Topic 2: Going Global.
Paper 2 –
Section A: Data response and short-answer questions on Topics 1 and 2: Crowded Coasts and Urban Problems, Planning and Regeneration.
Section B: Compulsory short-answer questions on research and fieldwork investigation.
Section C: Choice of one fieldwork question, on either Topic 1: Crowded Coasts or Topic 2: Urban Problems, Planning and Regeneration.
Paper 3 – Contested Planet
Section A: Longer/guided essay questions and a synoptic question.
Section B: Choice of one data response/essay question from two topics (B1 or B2). Section C: Choice of one data response/essay question from two topics (C1 or C2).
Paper 4 –
Students will be given a list of questions based on the four options. Students will select and answer one question that relates to the option they have studied.
- Dorling, D. (2013) Population 10 billion. London: Constable
- Marshall, T. and Scarlett, J. (2019) Prisoners of Geography: Ten maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics. London: Elliott and Thompson Limited
- Rosling, H. (2018) Factfulness: Ten reasons we’re wrong about the world – and why things are better than you think. UK: Sceptre