This will vary for each centre and depends on the number of teachers, curriculum time available, expertise within the department and how able the students are. The guided learning hours have not changed and these are: AS GCE Geography requires 180 guided learning hours in total. Advanced GCE Geography requires 360 guided learning hours in total.
When the specification was developed each topic was intended to be about 45 - 50 hours of teaching. The options within the topic of Global Connections were intended to be approximately 23 hours.