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Why study Geography?

Geography helps you to make sense of the world around you. Geography is not only current and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. The course will give you the chance to get to grips with some of the big questions which affect our world and understand the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change our world. It is very practical with opportunities to develop transferrable skills such as interpreting photographs, map skills, fieldwork skills, delivering presentations, role play and debating techniques which are transferrable to other subjects and will be of benefit to you in the world of employment. 

What we study 

Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment

  • The challenge of natural hazards (earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, flooding, climate change)
  • Physical landscapes in the UK (coasts and rivers)
  • The living world (ecosystems, tropical rainforest, hot deserts)
  • Geographical skills 

How it is assessed: Written Exam (Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes  Weighting: 35% of GCSE)

Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment

  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The changing economic world (development , poverty, world trade, globalisation)
  • The challenge of resource management (the challenge of supplying food e.g. ‘Green Revolution’, irrigation, famine)
  • Geographical skills

How it is assessed: Written Exam (Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes  Weighting: 35% of GCSE) 

Paper 3: Geographical Applications

  • Issue evaluation (pre-release– which means you see the resource that you will use in the exam in advance of the exam)
  • Geographical fieldwork skills 

How it is assessed: Written Exam (Duration: 1 hour Weighting: 30% of GCSE)


Revision Guides
Geography FROG Page
Text Book - Cambridge AQA / GCSE Geography for AQA Students - ISBN 13-978-1316604632
Revision Guide - New Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography AQA Revision Guide (CGP) ISBN 13-978-1782946906
Geography Complete Revision Practice



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