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GCE Geography
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Geography (8GE01) First examination 2014

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Geography (9GE01)
First examination 2014

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About this specification
Edexcel GCE in Geography is designed for use in schools and colleges. It is part of a suite of GCE qualifications offered by Edexcel.

Key features of the specification
The specification has been designed to allow geographers the flexibility to build programmes that suit their own particular interests and needs using a range of approaches. Those geographers with interests in distinct physical, human and environmental approaches will be able to use this specification, as will those with more integrated specialisms. Fieldwork and research skills are a key feature of both the Advanced Subsidiary, Unit 2 and the A2, Unit 4. These units offer flexibility to centres with varying and diverse fieldwork resources and approaches but with a shared view that an element of out-of-classroom activity adds to the study of geography. Some topics have been designed to attract students to geography as a subject that addresses key ideas and debates in our world today. For example, Unit 4’s ‘The Technological Fix’ topic looks at our increasing reliance on technology and how this is related to world development. Other well-trusted geographical topics such as migration (Unit 1’s ‘Going Global’) and tectonics (Unit 4’s ‘Tectonic Activity and Hazards’) have a place too. The specification is designed to engage both students and teachers and renew interest in the subject of geography, which offers so much to an understanding of our planet.

Why choose this specification?
This qualification was developed in consultation with schools, colleges, higher education institutes and geography experts to ensure that the specification is fit for the 21st century. This four-unit GCE Geography specification offers units that allow a balance between...