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Geography Syllabus


Canford geographers will follow the Pearson Edexcel iGCSE Geography course.

This consists of 

Paper 1 - 1 hour and 10 minutes - Coastal environments, Hazardous environments and coastal fieldwork

Paper 2 -  1 hour and 45 minutes - Urban environments, Economic Activity and Energy, Globalisation and Migration and Urban fieldwork.

All the exams will have a mix of question styles from multiple choice through to longer extended answers. 

A Level

Canford geographers study the Cambridge International A Level course. It is a linear two year course with all the exams at the end of the Upper Sixth. There is no coursework or controlled assessment.

The course is split into Physical and Human modules and you will have two separate teachers. You will study the following topics :

  • Physical topics: Hydrology, Weather, Geology, Hazardous Environments and either Deserts, Coasts or Tropical Environments
  • Human topics: Population, Migration, Settlement, and two of these – Agriculture and Industry, Trade, Aid and Tourism, Development or Energy and Environmental Degradation 

You will also undertake fieldwork and learning outside the classroom.