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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,

natural hazards including extreme weather, the physical geography of the UIK including our river

environments, poverty, development, 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, fieldwork

and decision making 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. Cost dependent on location

Iceland (Optional) October 2019. Approximate cost £1000

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:

Financial Sector/Risk Management, Medical Organisations, Environmental Consultancy,

Accountancy, Media/Journalism, the growing importance of Geography Information Systems

(GIS) in all industries, Legal sector, Politics/Non-Governmental Organisations, Global Sport,

Weather, Transport/Logistics, Resource Management.

Content

Component 1

Component 2

Component 3

Living with the physical

environment

(35% of GCSE)

The challenge of natural

hazards

The living world

Physical landscapes in the

UK

Challenges in the human

environment

(35% of GCSE)

Urban issues and

challenges

The changing economic

world

The challenge of resource

management

Geographical skills &

applications

(30% of GCSE)

Issue evaluation

Fieldwork

Geographical skills

Geography