Geography

Subject             Geography
Introduction    

Geography is the study of the earth, its lands, features, inhabitants and phenomena.  The course aims to explore our environments as well as our relationships with the world and one another. It will improve your understanding of the complex and fascinating world in which we live, including current events such as flooding, earthquakes, migration and development.

 

Why study Geography?  

 

  • A balance of physical, human and environmental topics offer an interesting and wide ranging curriculum.
  • Many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom, with visits in and around London as well as other areas in the country such as Wales and the Lake District.
  • Well regarded subject – universities really value the skills and knowledge you gain from learning Geography.
  • Geography study can lead to a range of careers such as explorer, town planner, meteorologist, volcanologist, park ranger or cartographer.
Exam Board and Specification AQA Geography A GCSE
Key areas of content
  • Rocks, Resources and Scenery
  • The Living World
  • Ice on the Land
  • Water on the Land
  • Population Change
  • Changing Urban Environments
  • The Development Gap
  • Globalisation
Assessment arrangements
  • Unit 1: Physical Geography 37.5%
  • Unit 2: Human geography 37.5%
  • Local Fieldwork Investigation 25%
Textbooks, websites and other relevant material Understanding GCSE Geography for AQA A – Bowen and Pallister  

The Wider World – David Waugh

GCSE Geography AQA Specification – CGB Revision Guide

www.rgs.org

www.nationalgeographic.com

Any other information Pupils will complete two pieces of fieldwork for their controlled assessment. Two fieldwork trips will take place in two contrasting environments, one focussing on human geography and the other focusing on physical geography. At least one of these field trips will be residential and take place over a period of 2-4 days.