Geography is the study of the world, and how and why changes are taking place within it.
Physical Geography includes studying earthquakes, volcanoes, coasts, energy, floods, drought, climate change and hurricanes.
Human Geography includes studying Globalisation, rebranding and redevelopment. We also look at Superpowers: USA, North Korea, Russia, China, India. Yes - we study Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un in Human Geography.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, with at least two at grade 6, and Maths and English at grade 5.
It is recommended that students have a grade 6 GCSE in Geography.
Studying Geography can lead to employment across a wide range of sectors including business management, marketing, journalism, advertising, architecture, environmental conservation, research, town planning, government, the media and many more.
Unit 1: Dynamic Landscapes:
- Tectonic Processes and Hazards
- Coastal Systems
- Processes and Change.
Unit 2: Dynamic Places:
- Shaping Places
Unit 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability:
- The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
- The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
Unit 4: Human Systems and Geopolitics:
- Global Development and Connections
Unit 5: Coursework: Independent Investigation:
- Students will research a geographical topic of their own choice
Examination - 80% (3 exams at the end of Year 2)
Coursework - 20% (Students will research a geographical topic of their own choice)