- To impart knowledge and cultural awareness that allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
- To develop a range of skills that are necessary in everyday contexts.
- To raise interest, engagement and aspiration in the study of the world and its people; leading to students being intrinsically motivated to succeed in their study of Geography.
GCSE Examination Board: AQA
GCSE Assessment Method:
Paper 1: Living With the physical environment (35%; 1 hour 30 minutes)
Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment (35%; 1 hour 30 minutes)
Paper 3: Geographical applications (30%; 1 hour 15 minutes)
A Level Examination Board: AQA
A Level Assessment Method:
Component 1: Physical Geography (40%; 2 hours 30 minutes)
Component 2: Human Geography (40%; 2 hours 30 minutes)
Component 3: Geographical fieldwork investigation (20%; 3,000-4,000 word essay)
Where Geography can take you:
Learning about the environment and the shaping of the world and your society is enjoyable and can help to make you a better, more rounded individual. It helps you to become an individual with a mind of your own who can make decisions with the environment in mind. A person who can live, work and thrive in this modern world whilst making sure they are aware of the environmental impacts their actions have. The skills developed in Geography are used in many different types of careers including economics, administration and management (particularly in local and national government positions), aid work and the tourism industry. As you can see, we don’t all become Geography teachers!