2017-2019 GCSE Options Booklet 3 Option Pathway

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Geography

Overview This exciting course offers a balanced framework of human and physical geography and encourages a range of teaching and learning approaches both in and out of the classroom. Students develop geographical knowledge and understanding by exploring themes and examples in the United Kingdom, Europe and the rest of the world. Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes. They are also required to develop a range of geographical skills, including cartographic, graphical, numerical and statistical skills, throughout their study of the course.

Costs All costs covered by the department other than for trips (see below).

Trips GCSE students will take part in two one-day field trips to investigate human and

physical geography in the local area. Approximate cost £25 Iceland (Optional) February 2018. Approximate cost £800

Pathways Further Education: A Level Geography, Btec Travel & Tourism or Leisure & Tourism University: A combined course, Human Geography or Physical Geography. Other disciplines include Earth and Environmental Science, Geology, Anthropology, Real Estate and Town Planning, Ecology, International Studies Career: Town and Country Planning, Geology, Weather, Tourism, Transport, Energy, Water, Teaching

Content

Year 10

Year 11

Living with the physical environment (35% of GCSE) 

Challenges in the human environment (35% of GCSE)  Urban issues and challenges  The changing economic world  The challenge of resource management

The challenge of natural hazards

The living world

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Physical landscapes in the UK

Geographical skills & applications (30% of GCSE)  Issue evaluation  Fieldwork  Geographical skills

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