GEOGRAPHY

 

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Geography (Gg)

Exam Board and Specification:   Edexcel GCSE Geography A 1GA0

 

Aim

Geography is a relevant, hands on subject that helps you to make sense of the world around you. At GCSE level a vast variety of topics are studied across both human and physical geography that help to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.

 

Geography GCSE will deepen you understanding of geographical processes, the impact of complex people-environment interactions, the dynamic links between places and environments, and develop your ability to use a wide range of geographical investigative skills and approaches. Geographers are also able to demonstrate a range of skills including statistical skills, ICT skills (including GIS), and graphical skills. Geography enables you to become globally and environmentally informed and thoughtful, enquiring citizens.

 

Content

The Physical Environment

The Human Environment

Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges

The changing landscapes of the UK.

Weather hazards and climate change.

Ecosystems, biodiversity and management.

Changing cities.

Global development.

Resource management.

Geographical investigations − fieldwork

Geographical investigations − UK challenges

 

Assessment

The Physical Environment

The Human Environment

Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

37.5% of the qualification

94 marks

The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response, calculations and

8-mark extended writing questions.

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

37.5% of the qualification

94 marks

The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response, calculations and

8-mark extended writing questions

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

25% of the qualification

64 marks

The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response, calculations, 8-mark and 12-mark extended writing questions.

 

Homework

You will be expected to complete regular homework assignments. These could be a range of:

Regular recall tests, Exam style questions, Revision for exam style questions to be completed in the classroom in exam conditions, Relevant research.

For further information contact:  Mr Barclay 

“The Geography department at Chichester High School is excellent.”

Rebecca Kitchen (Geographical Association)

 

Teaching Method Used

  • School made resources provided for every lesson
  • Animations and video used to illustrate concepts
  • Decision making discussions
  • All lesson resources provided online

 

Careers This Subject Leads Onto

Geography students have some of the highest rates of graduate employment.

Suitable for a career in:

Natural Resource Manager, Climatologist, Travel Agent, Cabin Crew, Environmental Management, Town Planning, Councillor, Foreign Service Officer, Teacher, Agricultural Specialist, Sustainability Manager, Business Development, Market Research, Population Manager, Cartographer, GIS Developer, Transport Planner, Surveyor, Climate Change Analyst, Pollution Management, Meteorologist, Weather Broadcasting, Ecologist, Water Resource Specialist, Human Services, Environmental Services, Pilot, Author