Core Unit 1 – Patterns and processes in the physical environment
This unit examines the relationship between the tectonic cycle, the rock cycle and the processes of landform development.
Core Unit 2 – Regional geography
This unit examines how economic, human and physical processes interact in regional settings.
Core Unit 3 – Geographical investigation and skills
This unit encourages the development of skills in handling spatial information leading to the completion of an individual geographical investigation.
Elective Unit 4 – Patterns and processes in the economic environment
This unit examines patterns in economic development and the growth of a single interdependent global economy.
Students complete two questions on the core units, one question on an elective unit, and one question on an optional unit.
Two Elective Units (pick one)
Four Optional Units (pick one; higher level only):
The teaching of geographical skills is an important element of the course; students are encouraged to improve their ability to gather information (from map-reading, statistics, charts), present information (using diagrams, maps, and writing), and evaluate information (separate fact from opinion, make informed judgements, propose sensible solutions to problems). These skills are assessed in the Geographical Investigation.
It is useful in a wide variety of careers such: