KS4 Geography

GCSE GEOGRAPHY

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Geography is recognised as a subject which develops many key skills. It will be of benefit to you when apply­ing to college and university as it shows that you have a good understanding of the world around you and possess a range of valuable skills. Geography is often considered as the link between the sciences and humanities and so works well for those following either route.

WHAT THE COURSE INVOLVES

Living in the UK Today:

This component investigates the dynamic and diverse geography of the UK. It draws on a range of themes to explore the changing but  distinctive physical and human environments, the processes which drive them and the challenges they create.

Topics covered:

  • Landscapes of the UK
  • People of the UK
  • UK Environmental Challenges

The World Around Us:

This component explores the complexities of the planet and the interconnections that take place. It draws on a range of themes to examine the changing, dynamic nature of physical and human environments, the role of decision makers and the sustainable nature and management of these environments.

Topics covered:

  • Ecosystems of the Planet
  • People of the Planet
  • Environmental threats to our Planet

Geographical Skills

Geographical skills are fundamental to the study and practice of geography. They are integrated into all aspects of the subject.

  • Themes covered:
  • Geographical Skills
  • Fieldwork Assessment

HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED

Living in the UK Today (01) – 1 hour written paper (30% of total GCSE)

The World Around Us (02) – 1 hour written paper (30% of total GCSE)

Geographical Skills (03) – 1 hour 30 minutes written paper (40% of total GCSE)