Geography GCSE

GCSE Geography studies a mixture of physical and human topics, investigating the link between them. Students will explore case studies in the United Kingdom (UK),higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs).Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

 

Course Content and Assessment

This is the linear 9-1 GCSE qualification. A linear qualification means that students must sit all their exams at the end of the course in June. There are no tiers in GCSE Geography, so all students will sit the same exam papers.

Students will study the following topics

  • The challenge of natural hazards

  • The living world

  • Physical landscapes in the UK

  • Urban issues and challenges

  • The changing economic world

  • The challenge of resource management

The course is assessed by three written exams, each worth 50% of the final marks. The exam questions will be a mixture of multiple choice: structured; closed short answer and open response questions

Paper 1 will assess Physical Geography topics, it is worth 35% of the marks

Paper 2 will assess Human Geography topics, it is worth 35% of the marks

Paper 3 will assess Geographical Techniques, using pre-release material

Entry Requirements

The normal offer for entry on to the GCSE course is four GCSEs at grade D / 3 or above.

Duration and Delivery

1 year, four hours a week, this GCSE can only be studied as part of the Full Time GCSE course.

Progression

A-Level Geography or a Level 3 vocational qualification.

Additional Information

The exam board is AQA. The specification is GCSE Geography. The syllabus number is 8035.

Low cost, local day visits are part of the course. You will benefit from leading edge ICT facilities available to all Geography students and will undertake field studies in your local area and in Central London.

Campus

Kingston Hall Road

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