Geography is about the World we all live in. It explores the interactions between people, the planet on which they live and the natural forces that shape the Earth.
It allows pupils to discover how they are able to influence these systems and encourages the development of environmental responsibility.
Pupils learn and use a range of geographical skills, which enable them to appreciate the patterns around them. Mapwork, fieldwork, investigations, data collection and presentation are linked to a study of the local environment, its physical, economic and historical development. This allows pupils to develop a greater understanding of their area as one part of the “Global Village”.
We follow the AQA GCSE specification which has three main components:
Unit 1 - Living with the Physical Environment
Unit 2 - Challenges in the Human Environment
Unit 3 - Geographical applications
The course is a new and exciting syllabus with fieldwork being an integral part. The amazing part of the world in which we live affords us fantastic opportunities for fieldwork visits throughout the course and we also offer fieldwork opportunities further a field with extra curricular GCSE trips running to Bristol and Iceland.