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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, 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)

The challenge of natural hazards

The living world

Physical landscapes in the UK

Geographical skills & applications

(30% of GCSE)

Issue evaluation

Fieldwork

Geographical skills

Challenges in the human

environment

(35% of GCSE)

Urban issues and challenges

The changing economic world

The challenge of resource

management

Geography