GCSE Geography

AQA GCSE Geography

  • Explore the world from your classroom!
  • Understand how the world around you works.
  • Explore some of the most pressing problems for modern society including climate change, natural disasters, overpopulation, urban expansion and find out how you can be part of the solutions.

What will I study & how will I be assessed? 

The course is divided into three sections:

1. Living with the physical environment:Exploring the living world,the challenges of natural hazards, such as earthquakes and volcanoes and the physical landscape of the UK.  

2. Challenges in the human environment Investigating how human activities are impacting on the world at a local and global scale including population, trade, aid and access to food.

3. Geographical Applications and Skills:In depth study of a current geographical issue, students have to reach adecision about how it could be solved. This unit will also involve fieldwork and data analysis skills. 

Each of the 3 units are assessed by an exam paper at the end of year 11. Students are required to answer a range of questions, including longer essay questions and analyse a range of styles of data.  

 What will I do in lessons? 

Lessons are taught using a variety of activities to explore case studies in the United Kingdom and around the world including High Income countries (HICs) and Low Income Countries (LICs). Topics of study are relevant to life today including climate change, poverty, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students will explore their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes. 

Where can Geography take me? 

Geography GCSE shows colleges and employers that you can analyse large amounts of data, solve problems, think critically and communicate your ideas clearly. Some examples of careers based on these skills include engineering, Environmental consultancies, International Development, Geology, GIS technician, Renewable Energy , Digital Mapping, Surveying, Teaching, Tourism, Town Planning and Urban Development.  

For more information, please email Mr Gaunt.

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