Due to the short amount of time left until the Summer 2018 exam session, we advise students to reconsider moving their exam intention to Summer 2019. If you do decide to go ahead with 2018 exams, the deadline for enrolling is 31st December and we strongly recommend adding our Fast Track service to your enrolment. After this final date you would need to wait until 2019 to sit your exams.
Geography deals with the big themes that affect how we live. Study geography to develop skills in research and analysis, including map reading and field work. You will learn about the relationship between humankind and the planet we inhabit.
Duration of study
- World population growth
- Factors influencing natural change
- Population structure
- Global patterns of population change
- Population distribution and density
- Population and resources
- The distribution and location of settlements
- Settlement function
- Urban land use
- Problems of urban growth
- Environmental problems caused by urban growth
Module 2 - The natural environment
- Why does the earth's crust move?
- Rocks and weathering
- Coastal processes and landforms
- Human use of ecosystems
- Climatic hazards
Module 3 - Economic development and the use of resources
- Agricultural systems
- Food shortages
- Industry and employment
- Contrasting industries
- Leisure activities and tourism
- Energy resources: demand and supply
- Climate change
- Alternative energy resources
- Water resources
- Economic development: risks and benefits
Exams and assessment
- 1 hour 45 minutes, 45% of marks
- 1 hour 30 minutes, 27.5% of marks
- 1 hour 30 minutes, 27.5% of marks
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
This course has:
- 1 introductory assignment
- 15 assignments
Set texts and resources
- Essential Mapwork Skills 2, S Ross, Nelson Thornes 2007
- Windows 7 or later
- Mac OSX 10.7 or later
- Google Chrome OS
- Android 4.4 or later, using the Chrome browser
- iOS 6 or later, using the Safari browser
- Google Chrome (latest version)
- Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
- Safari 6 or later
- Internet Explorer 10 or later (excluding IE11)
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How to enrol
- Click the ‘Enrol now’ button above.
- Telephone us on 0800 389 2839 or +44(0)1223 400200 and speak to our course advice team.
- Ask us to send you an enrolment form which you can complete and return by post.
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What our students say...
Home study student Alice Neal completed four GCSEs and IGCSEs, including geography, with NEC, and said she enjoyed the versatility of distance learning as a method of study. “I liked the flexibility to study at my own pace so that I could do my GCSEs in a year,” she said. Alice achieved an A* and three As.