As a GCSE Geographer, you will investigate the most up-to-date Geographical themes and discover things that you have never studied before, for instance the fact that the world population is currently growing at a rate that which is the equivalent of one and a half times the UK population each year. You will also discover which part of England could see up to 20 metres of a coastline disappear in a single storm!
As an integral part of your GCSE, you will develop applied geographical skills for both the main papers and the Controlled Assessment. In Year 10, we will focus on three topics: tourism, water on the land and population change. Finally, at the end of the first year, you will put your team work skills to the test by completing your GCSE fieldwork investigation.
In Year 11, you will study three other topics and spend more time completing your fieldwork investigation which will be assessed through the Controlled Assessment. GCSE level is more topical, more relevant to the world we live in today and you will undertake in-depth case studies on plate tectonics, coastal environments and development. Your personal fieldwork investigation, which is a significant component of the GCSE Geography, will be worth 25% of your final GCSE grade.
The examination board is AQA Specification A