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Geography - GCSE Option

Head of Department: - Mrs J Ashton 
Examining Board: AQA

What Will I Study?

This exciting and relevant course studies Geography in a balanced framework of physical and human themes and investigates the link between them.
Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring 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.

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the following topics in Geography:

  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Weather and Climate Hazards
  • Coastal Landscapes in the UK
  • Glacial landscapes in the UK
  • Ecosystems and Tropical Rainforest
  • Hot Deserts
  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Changing Economic World
  • Resource Management (with focus on Food or Water or Energy)


What Skills Will I Develop?
Alongside developing knowledge and understanding students will develop a wide range of skills for example, fieldwork skills and data collection skills, as well as analysis of data. They will also develop both their numeracy and literacy skills applied to Geography. Throughout all topics learners will also develop key life skills such as leadership roles, decision making skills and managing resources.


How Will I Be Assessed?

For more information please see the Geography Learning Journey and Curriculum Overview.