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GCSE Geography

Geography is the world subject. It helps us make sense of the world and it gives us powerful knowledge. It even helps you understand some of the other subjects that you are studying too.

Geography is current and topical, making use of the latest technologies: GIS, Google Earth and Mapping tools, combined with digital video and images bringing the world into the classroom. 

Qualification: GCSE

QAN Code: 600/5143/7

Level: 1& 2

Exam Board: WJEC

Year 10 Year 11                                     

Water

Climate Change

Living in a hazardous environment

Changing populations

Interdependence

Development

Tourism 

Retail 

Coasts

Ecosystems

Other skills include enquiry skills, developing a working knowledge of the world around us, generating resentations and adapting to change with ideas and  coursework will include a trip to North Wales to conduct a river study on the River Alyn looking at data collection and analysis.

Assessment:

Unit 1

Six short data response questions on Core topics (40%)

Unit 2

Three in depth structured questions on Options topics (35%)

Unit 3

Geographical Enquiry Controlled Assessment Enquiry based fieldwork (10%) and Problem solving activity (15%).

Other Information:

Geography is recognised as an important element and contributing subject to the English Baccalaureate.

  • Enquiry - gathering data in fieldwork, testing hypothesis and problem solving 
  • Knowledge - places near and far
  • Presentation - present ideas to groups of people
  • Mapping and GIS - from paper maps and atlases to digital maps and GIS.