“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future.”
GCSE Geography at All Saints is relevant, stimulating, interesting and develops within the individual a wide range of skills relevant to life and employment through a variety of modern issues and examples.
“The understanding of geography is central to industry for the efficient delivery of goods and services, and the commercial sector has an increasing need to employ people who understand the interaction between environment and society.”
Vanessa Lawrence, GIS Business Development Manager
- Map Skills
- World Maps
- Rainforests and Deserts
- Fieldwork Study
AQA Syllabus A
All GCSE students are completing the AQA Specification for the new GCSE. This includes 3 written exams which will take place at the end of Year 11. Unit 1 is entitled Challenges of the Physical Environment and includes topics such as: tectonics, climate change, ecosystems, rivers and coasts. Unit 2 is entitled Challenges in the Human Environment and includes topics such as: Urban issues and challenges, economic changes in the world and resource management. Unit 1 and 2 are both worth 35%. Unit 3 is entitled Geographical Applications and is based on pre released resources, fieldwork and geographical skills. This unit is worth the remaining 30%. There are two compulsory fieldtrips to contrasting environments to be completed as part of Unit 3
As we are all too aware from logging on to the internet, opening newspapers or turning on our televisions, the world gets smaller and smaller every day. The course covers all aspects of world Geography including Tourism, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Rivers, Cities, Landscapes, Environmental Issues Rainforests etc. A range of ICT, video, text books and resources to cover examples from all over the world in a colourful and exciting way supports all the topics. Choice of topics is a central feature of the syllabus. There is an opportunity for more able students to take the GCSE a year early. There is also an opportunity for some students to follow the Certificate of Achievement course.
What can I do with a Geography qualification?
Geography is highly valued by a range of employers and education institutions for its combination of knowledge, integration and competence at training in key skills. Nationally it is one of the most popular optional GCSE subjects. Geography is ideally suited to careers in finance, personnel, planning conservation, public services, marketing, retailing, computing, management, civil service and many more.
- Miss A Sharpe | Head of Geography
- Mrs R McDonnell | Teacher