Geography - Key Stage 4
Students who choose to study Geography at Key Stage 4 will follow the AQA GCSE Geography course. This builds on the skills that have been studied at Key Stage 3.
The areas covered in the course include:
- Energy and development
- Environmental issues
- Extreme environments
- Global resources
- Map skills
- Rivers and flooding
- Tropical storms
- Urban development
The types of tasks that are completed are:
The course is assessed through examination:
- Unit 1: Challenges in the physical world, a 1 hour 30 minute written paper worth 35% of the final grade
- Unit 2: Challenges in human world, a 1 hour 30 minute written paper worth 35% of the final grade
- Unit 3: Geographical application, a 1 hour 30 minute written paper worth 30% of the final grade
Students who study Geography can go on to gain employment in areas such as disaster management (EA), volcanologist (studies volcanoes), seismologist, accountancy, business analyst, town planning, conservation work, leisure and tourism, engineering, surveying and management, energy, sustainability and geographic information systems specialist.
Geography is a good general qualification for entrance into large firms at all levels as it provides such a wide range of skills e.g. interpreting data, presenting data, awareness of current global issues etc.
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Curriculum Learning Journey
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Click on the links below to view some Geography knowledge organisers:
- Changing Economic World - Development
- Changing Economic World - London
- Changing Economic World - Nigeria - Part 1
- Changing Economic World - Nigeria - Part 2
- Ecosystems - The Living World - Part 1
- Ecosystems - The Living World - Part 2
- Physical Landscapes in the UK - Coasts
- Physical Landscapes in the UK - Rivers
- Resource Management - Part 1
- Resource Management - Part 2
- The Challenges of Natural Hazards - Part 1
- The Challenges of Natural Hazards - Part 2
- Urban Issues and Challenges
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