AS and A2 course information (Old Spec)

Course content

The Geography department follows the Edexcel course, the syllabus can be accessed as a PDF here.

Practice exam papers can now be accessed through a new, step by step page.  Just follow the instructions: A level > Geography > Select the year > then select the unit. Year 12 follow Unit 1 and 2, A2 is Unit 3 and 4.

Course reading

Keeping on top of current affairs is a must for the AS and A2 course. Below is a list of recommended sites, most can be accessed free of charge or for a limited period. Remember that each news source or agency will present stories with an element of bias.

The Economist – Weekly, detailed world affairs, written in a very accessible manner.

Foreign Policy – Fact and opinion pieces on foreign affairs.

The Guardian – British based newspaper, site is completely free to access.

The Washington Post – US based news site offering a good outlook of domestic US issues and foreign affairs.

Foreign Affairs. US based but with detailed international foreign affairs article. Registering gives you 2 articles to view for free a month.

Al Jazeera – Geo-political news as reported from (one of the many) perspectives in the Middle East.

We will add to the page as the year goes on. Contact Mr Monteith or Mr Mitchell if you have trouble accessing a particular article.


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Information, resources and links for A level and GCSE geographers