The course gives students the opportunities to actively engage in the process of geography, to develop as effective and independent learners with critical enquiring minds. Knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts related to our everyday changing world and the importance of being global citizens is paramount.
Content will be based on compulsory areas of human and physical geography, using our location to tailor the course to our students’ needs. Physical geography units will focus upon UK geography, geomorphic processes, global systems, biodiversity and the changing weather and climate. Human geography will focus upon cities and urban society, global economic development and resource management. A strong emphasis will also be placed upon the following geographical skills: cartographic, graphical, numerical and statistical.
Three separate exams will be sat
Physical geography paper 1.5 hours
Human geography paper 1.5 hours
Geographical investigations 1.5 hours
Summer Year 11
Two pieces of fieldwork have to be completed. Five percent of marks will go to spelling, puctuation and grammar (SPAG). In Year 10 there is an opportunity to go on a residential trip to complete the fieldwork requirements.
Students studying this course can go onto study 'A' Level Geography and then to University. However the skills learnt from this GCSE support all young people in establishing where and how they fit into the world as we know it.