GCSE Geography

Introduction

In Year 10 and Year 11, students study the AQA GCSE Geography course. This course offers students the opportunity to study a range of topics that investigate the physical processes that shape our planet, alongside interactions between the human and physical environment and sustainable management of the social, economic and environmental challenges at a variety of scales. The course encourages students to ask questions, develop critical thinking skills, and deepen understanding of the complex world around them. Geographical skills are embedded within all the units of work. Fieldwork enquiries enable students to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding within both human and physical Geography contexts, building their cultural capital. There is plenty of opportunity to stretch and challenge students throughout the course. Particularly in the development of the analytical and evaluative skills which are embedded across all units.

How is the course assessed?

The course comprises 3 units:

 

Unit 1: LIVING WITH THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT (1.5 hour exam 35%)

A: The challenge of natural hazards

B: The living world

C: Physical landscapes in the UK

 

Unit 2: CHALLENGES IN THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT (1.5 hour exam 35%)

A: Urban issues and challenges

B: The changing economic world

C: The challenge of resource management

 

Unit 3: SKILLS AND FIELDWORK (1 hour exam 30%)

Section A: Issue evaluation based on a pre-released resource booklet which is studied in class prior to the exam.

Section B: Skills and fieldwork (fieldwork is carried out at two separate locations, one physical and one human).

Equipment

AQA GCSE Geography textbook and AQA GCSE Geography revision guide.

Homework and learning outside of the classroom

Homework tasks are set on a weekly basis. Knowledge retrieval is an integral part of this and students are expected to develop and refine successful revision strategies.

 

Field work visits to Hornsea on the Holderness coast for a physical geography enquiry and to the regeneration area in Holbeck, Leeds for a human geography enquiry.

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