Geography

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Geography

Geography is the scientific study of the world, it explores the physical and human processes of the world and how these interact.

‘Geography serves vital educational goals. Many contemporary challenges – climate change, food security, energy choices – cannot be understood without a geographical perspective. Thinking and decision making with geography helps us to live our lives as knowledgeable citizens, aware of our own local communities in a global setting. Using maps and mediated images of people and place, numerical data and graphical modes of communication, and getting to grips with the geographic information systems (GIS) that underpin our lives, make geographers skilful and employable. At the same time, studying the beauty of Earth and the awesome power of Earth-shaping forces can fascinate, inspire and take us out of ourselves.’ (The Geographical Association).

This course will allow students to continue on to A-Level Geography at Post-16 education.

Why study Geography?

The Earth is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes.
Geography stimulates an interest in and sense of wonder about places, people and the environment. It helps us make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world and how society, economies and environment combine to bring about change. Through Geography we learn where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected.

How would I learn?

There is a diverse content on offer at Geography GCSE. Geography provides a platform for distinguished career paths into town planning, architecture, environmental management, nature conservation, management, travel and tourism and many other key areas.

You will explore issues on a local, national and global scale. You will undertake fieldwork investigations to gain an idea of geography in practice. ICT is used throughout our scheme of work to help you embed your learning. GIS is used in learning such as Google Earth and Digimaps. You will present you learning through a variety of methods such as extended writing and debate, where you will be encouraged to justify your own opinions on the issues we will learn.

Geography Curriculum Map

Year 7

Autumn 1
Baseline and Geography of the UK
Autumn 2
The Geography of Africa
Spring 1
Is the geography of Russia a benefit or a curse
Spring 2
Urban Changes in the UK
Summer 1
Urban Changes in the UK
Summer 2
Geographical Enquiry

Year 8

Autumn 1
Our unequal world
Autumn 2
Tectonic Hazards
Spring 1
Population and Urbanisation
Spring 2
River Processes
Summer 1
Weather and Climate
Summer 2
Weather Hazards

Year 9

Autumn 1
Tectonic Hazards. AQA specification
Autumn 2
Weather Hazards and Climate change. AQA specification
Spring 1
TheLiving World. Biomes. AQA specification
Spring 2
Rainforests and Cold Environments. AQA specification
Summer 1
Rivers. AQA specification
Summer 2
Coasts . AQA specification

Year 10

Autumn 1
The UK’s Evolving Physical Landscape. Edexcel B Specification
Autumn 2
The UK’s Evolving Human Landscape. Edexcel B Specification
Spring 1
People and the Biosphere. Edexcel B Specification
Spring 2
Forests under Threat. Edexcel B Specification
Summer 1
Consuming Energy Resources. Edexcel B Specification
Summer 2
Skills and fieldwork. Edexcel B Specification

Year 11

Autumn 1
The UK’s Evolving Human Landscape. Edexcel B Specification
Autumn 2
People and the Biosphere. Forests under Threat. Edexcel B Specification
Spring 1
Consuming Energy Resources. DME writing skills. Edexcel B Specification
Spring 2
Revision
Summer 1
Revision
Summer 2
Exams

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:

Edexcel Geography B

Course Makeup:

  • Exams 100% 100%
  • Coursework 0% 0%

Exam Structure:

  • Paper One: Hazardous Earth, Development Dynamics, The Challenges of an Urbanising World
  • Paper Two: The UK’s evolving physical landscape, The UK’s evolving human landscape, Geographical investigations
  • Paper Three: People and the biosphere, Forests under threat, Consuming energy resources, Making a geographical decision

Useful Website Links:

Recommended Revision Guides:

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B Revision Guide

Name:

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B Revision Guide

Author:
Pearson
Available from School Office:
Yes – £6.00
Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B Revision Workbook

Name:

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B Revision Workbook

Author:
Pearson
Available from School Office:
Yes – £6.00
GCSE Geography Edexcel B: Investigating Geographical Issues - Revision Guide

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New Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography Edexcel B: Investigating Geographical Issues – Revision Guide

Author:
CPG
Available from School Office:
No
GCSE Geography Edexcel B: Investigating Geographical Issues - Revision Workbook

Name:

New Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography Edexcel B: Investigating Geographical Issues – Revision Workbook

Author:
CPG
Available from School Office:
No

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