Year Group

Areas of Study

7 & 8

Unit 1: Maps and Mapping – A study of all the basic map skills required to be a successful Geographer

Unit 2: Earth’s Story and Landscapes – A study of the earth from Big Bang to current global climate issues with reference to rocks and their roles in shaping our landscapes

Unit 3: GIS – A study of the principles of Geographic Information Systems linking Dr John Snow to a Geography of Crime

Unit 4a: Africa – An overview study of the human and physical geography of Africa that looks at climate, ecosystems, tectonics, population change, urban issues etc

Unit 4b: Horn of Africa – A focussed study of the human and physical geography of the eastern region of Africa focussing on issues like cash cropping and piracy


Eduqas Specification A

Theme 1: Landscapes and physical processes – An examination of the characteristics of complex landscapes, with emphasis on Limestone landscapes followed by river processes, landscapes and management



Eduqas (Specification A)

Outline of the Course

  • Component 1: Landscapes and Physical Processes (landscapes, rivers and coasts – processes features and management)
  • Component 2: Rural-urban links (rural and urban areas, issues and management MEDC & LEDC, Contrasting Global Cities, Population)
  • Component 4: Coastal Hazards and their Management (option chosen by SLGGS) UK & Small Island Pacific States
  • Component 5: Weather, Climate & Ecosystems (World & UK weather, climate change, Ecosystem structure and process, Tropical Rainforests & Coral Coastlines)
  • Component 6: Development and Resource Issues (Inequality, TNC’s, Tourism and development, sustainable development goals, water resources)
  • Component 8: Environmental Challenges (option chosen by SLGGS) Ecological footprints, e-waste, food miles



Type of Assessment




Component 1 – 2 structured data response questions assessing Theme 1 & 2 + 1 structured question from Theme 4 : Coastal Hazards & Management

1 hour 30 minutes



Component 2 – 2 structured data response questions assessing Theme 5 & 6 + 1 structured question from Theme 8 Environmental Challenges

1 hour 30 minutes



Applied fieldwork enquiry

1 hour 30 minutes


NB: In addition to classroom teaching, all students are required to participate on 2 days of local fieldwork. These days will be determined by the Methodological Approach (eg Transects, Change over time, Qualitative Surveys Geographical Flows) & Conceptual Frameworks (eg Place, Sphere of Influence, Cycles and Flows, Mitigating Risk) identified by the examination board for each consecutive cohort