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Qualification: Geography GCSE
Examination Board: AQA
The GCSE Course will provide you with a clear overall view of the world in the first part of the twenty first century. You will study a wide range of physical and human geography topics which will allow you to develop an understanding of global citizenship and a sense of place and appreciation of the environment.
Is this course right for you?
What does the course involve?
Living with the Physical Environment
Section A Challenge of Natural Hazards (tectonic, tropical storms, extreme weather in the UK, climate change).
Section B Physical Landscapes in the UK (two from: coastal landscapes, river landscapes, glacial landscapes).
Section C The Living World (ecosystems, tropical rainforests, one from: hot deserts and cold environments.
Challenge in the Human Environment
Section A Urban issues and challenge.
Section B The changing economic world.
Section C The challenge of resource management (one from: food, water, energy).
Section A Issues evaluation – using pre-release material.
Section B Fieldwork.
What about controlled assessments and exams?
Progression opportunities (Sixth Form and beyond)
The GCSE enables you to gain a better understanding of the world and the major issues affecting it today. It lays an appropriate foundation for further study of Geography or related subjects. In addition it provides a worthwhile course providing you with a diverse background in terms of general education and lifelong learning.
Geography is highly regarded by employers as it shows you have developed a good knowledge base and are proficient at learning skills. Universities are prepared to count Geography as a science or a humanities subject, making it flexible and a very useful qualification.
It provides you with a good base from which to study a wide variety of other A-Levels and degree courses and allows access to a wide range of career choices, Sixth Form, at university or college and later in life.
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