Geography

Turn on your TV almost any day and you will see coverage of events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding or storms and hear about issues such as famine, sustainability and global warming.  These events and issues are at the very heart of Geography.

 

By studying Geography you will gain awareness of your own responsibilities and how you can contribute to a future that is sustainable and inclusive

 

OUTLINE OF THE COURSE

 

UNIT 1: Understanding Our Natural World

  • Dynamic Landscapes (rivers and coasts)
  • Our Changing Weather and Climate ( how weather affects us, including, hurricanes, global warming etc)
  • The Restless Earth (earthquakes, Tsunamis)

 

Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes            37.5% of the overall GCSE

 

UNIT 2: Living in Our World

  • People and Where They Live (population and settlement)
  • Contrasts in World Development (differences between Rich and Poor countries)
  • Managing our Resources (sustainable solutions)

 

Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes            37.5% of the overall GCSE

 

UNIT 3: Controlled Assessment: Fieldwork Report

River Study

· You will collect data at Magilligan Field Centre, and then write a report on the Curly Burn river. You will present, analyse, interpret, evaluate and conclude your project using ICT and relevant geographical theory.

The written report is completed in school during class. This replaces the coursework element of previous years.

A Written Report (in school).                25% of the overall GCSE

 

  • Leisure and recreation management
  • Conservation
  • Travel Industry
  • Teaching

 

CAREER IMPLICATIONS

  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Architecture
  • Land / Estate / Forestry Management
  • Meteorology
  • Environmental Management
  • Town Planning