|Head of Department||Ms D Watkinson|
|Exam Board||AQA GCSE Specification A|
Welcome to Geography
We believe Geography at Christ the King, should inspire and engage pupils to learn about the world we live in.
With a variety of exciting topics, we aim to do this and provide them with the extra knowledge to help them at GCSE.
Exam Board: AQA
Why study Geography?
Are you interested in the world around you? Do you want to be able to make informed decisions about where to live, where to work or where to go on holiday?
Are you concerned about the environment and the future of planet earth? Do you want to develop skills which you will find useful long after you have left school?
If you enjoy studying Geography, carry on with it! You are more likely to gain good grades in a subject you enjoy. You will also be in good company as Geography is one of the most popular GCSE subjects and is highly valued by employers!
What will you study?
Pupils will follow the new AQA (9-1) specification. The course builds upon content at KS3 and consists of a variety of physical and human geography topics. The physical geography topics are natural hazards, physical landscapes of the UK and living world (ecosystems). The human geography topics are urban issues and challenges, globalisation and economic issues and resource management.
At the end of the course there are three examinations which will assess knowledge and understanding of content and application of skills (including fieldwork). The examination result is graded from 1—9.
Fieldwork and Out of Class Learning
All pupils will take part in fieldwork activities during the GCSE course.
Progressions routes for GCSE Geography.
A level courses in Geography, Environmental Studies, Geology , Archaeology, Travel and Tourism, Sociology, Psychology.
BTEC Travel and Tourism.
Level 2/3 courses in Travel & Tourism, Horticulture, Public Services.
Careers in Social Services, Business, Architecture, Retail, Planning, Geology, Education, Forestry, Travel, Leisure and Tourism, Public Services, Chartered surveying. Conservation, Town and Transport Planning. Water management, Housing.
Post 16 subject specific entry requirement to study Geography related subjects.
Christ the King
A Level Geography 5/ 6 in GCSE Geography
A Level Sociology—5/6 in related subject
A Level Psychology—5/6 in related subject and 5/6 in Maths and English
BTEC Travel and Tourism—5 GCSEs at grade 4 or BTEC at Merit or above
Level 2 course—3 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent
Level 3 course—5 GCSE grades 9—4 or equivalent
A Level Geology—grade 4 in a Science subject or pass in OCR Level 2 National Certificate in Science or BTEC Science.
A Level Geography—no subject-specific entry requirements