Access Keys:

 

GCSE Geography

GCSE Course

At Key Stage 4, pupils study the CCEA specification for GCSE Geography. This is a unitised specification with elements being undertaken as detailed below.

 

 

ELEMENT

 

 

WEIGHTING

 

WHEN TAKEN

Unit 1: Understanding Our Natural World

This unit covers the following themes:

Theme A: The Dynamic Landscape (50%)

Theme B: Our Changing Weather and Climate (25%)

Theme C: The Restless Earth (25%)

 

37.5%

 June of Year 11

Unit 2: Living in Our World

This unit covers the following themes:

Theme A: People and Where They Live (50%)

Theme B: Contrasts in World Development (25%)

Theme C: Managing Our Resources (25%)

37.5%

June of Year 12

Unit 3: Controlled Assessment

The candidate must complete a report of no more than 2000 words based on primary data collection.

25%

Completed in Term 1 of Year 12. Submitted Summer of Year 12.

 

A popular choice at GCSE, results in recent years have been as follows:

 

 

A* - C

N.I. Average

A* - E

N.I. Average

 

2010

 

92%

 

55%

 

100%

 

86%

 

2011

 

83%

 

55%

 

92%

 

86%

 

2012

 

 91%

 

 57%

 

100%

 

88%

 

2013

 

100%

 

59%

 

100%

 

88%

 

Year 8 Maps

 

Key Stage 3 Geography

‘Without Geography – You are nowhere!’

Aims

The overall aims of the Geography Department are to:

  • Introduce pupils to a range of physical and human geography and the concept of sustainability using a variety of teaching and learning strategies.
  • Allow pupils to develop their key geographical skills through fieldwork, map work and recording, presenting, analysing and interpreting data.
  • Encourage pupils to make linkages between subjects.
  • Provide pupils the opportunity to become independent learners.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, pupils undertake the following units of study:

Year 8

  • Where am I?
  • OS Map Skills
  • Why does it always rain on me?

Year 9

  • What a disaster!
  • Settlement and Economic Activity
  • Rivers

Year 10

  • Our Crowded World
  • Our Unequal World
  • Our Changing World