The Geography curriculum has been designed to cover a broad base of topics which include aspects of the natural planet, as well as regional and economic geography. The course has been designed to enable students to develop a sense of ‘awe and wonder’ and an appreciation of how humans interact with our planet.
In Years 7 and 8 students receive three hours of Geography over two weeks, and two hours in Year 9.
It allows pupils the opportunity to develop:
−− communication skills
−− graphical and cartographical skills
−− technological skills, including ICT and GIS
−− interpersonal skills through debate and discussion
−− literacy and numeracy
−− problem solving skills
−− entrepreneurial skills and awareness of careers.
Geography GCSE is an optional subject in the new English Baccalaureate. It is delivered over two years in Years 10 and 11, with a three year course commencing in Year 9 for a minority of gifted and talented pupils. - details of this course can found below
This AQA GCSE in Geography consists of three units of work;
Unit 1: Physical Geography - (written exam – 37.5%)
Unit 2: Human Geography - (written exam 37.5%)
Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation – 2000+ words (25%).(*Students are advised that this is an extensive piece of written work which requires a high degree of literacy.)
Employers value the wide-ranging computer, research, and analytical skills that geography students bring to work as employees.
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In the sixth-form students can opt to follow A-level Geography: which looks at a wide range of global issues in the 21st century and encourages students to develop an independent and active learning style.
|Entry Requirements:||GCSE Geography at Grade B or higher|
|Course assessment:||Four modules – all externally assessed (exams)|
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Year 12 (AS)
AS Examinations (1031)
· Unit 1 - GEOG1
Physical and Human Geography
· Unit 2 - GEOG2
Year 13 (A2)
Course overview Year 13
· Unit 3 - GEOG3
Contemporary Geographical Issues
· Unit 4 –either GEO4A Geography Fieldwork Investigation or GEO4B Geographical Issue Evaluation
|Exam board specification:||Click here for the GCE Geography specification|
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