Year 7 and 8
- Passport to Geography (location)
- From here to there and back again (map skills)
- Our World
- South America
- Risky World
- Subject: Geography
- Exam Board: AQA
- Full course title: GCSE Geography
- Course Code: 8035
- Website address: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035
- Examination / controlled assessment percentages: 100% Exam based
The physical geography element of the course includes:
- Survival threats: extreme weather, tectonic hazards (earthquakes & volcanoes), climate change.
- What is special about the UK landscapes: roaring rivers and dramatic coasts.
- Destroying our planet: how humans exploit the rainforest.
- The stage for World War Three: Antarctica.
The human geography element of the course includes:
- Poor world cities: hidden gems? – challenges and opportunities for people living there .
- Rich world cities: has the shine gone dull? - challenges and opportunities for people living there.
- Is it ok for some people to be poor? – tackling the poverty crisis.
- Will we run out of puff? – resource issues focusing on food, energy and water.
There will be a minimum two full days of fieldwork which covers the following elements:
- Human Geography: a local investigation and Physical Geography: a regional investigation.
There will be 3 exams:
- Physical Geography and Geographical Skills (35%)
- Human Geography and Geographical Skills (35%)
- Fieldwork (30%)
A GCSE in Geography will develop a range of transferable skills including:
- IT, communication, independent research and strong presentation skills
- Team work and time management
These could be useful in the following areas: Expedition leader, travel writer, TV researcher, conservation worker, architect, urban planner, environmental consultant, financial risk assessor, transport/logistics manager, diplomat, human rights officer, armed forces, surveyor, town planner, environmental engineer (all fields of engineering), marketing, social worker, hydrologist, hazard prediction and management and weather presenter.