Skills – You will develop competence in a range of skills including those used in fieldwork, in using maps and GIS and in researching secondary evidence, including digital sources; and develop their competence in applying sound enquiry and investigative approaches to questions and hypotheses (study like a geographer!)
Knowledge – You will develop and extend knowledge of locations, places, environments and processes, and of different scales including global, social, political and cultural contexts (know geographical material).
Paper 1 – 35% of the total marks
Paper 2 – 35% of the total marks
Paper 3 – 30% of the total marks
There are 2 compulsory fieldwork aspects to the course: a trip to Burbage Brook to complete rivers fieldwork and a trip to Sheffield to complete a study on Urban Regeneration. These trips will be heavily subsidised by the school and contribute to the paper 3 aspect of the course (30%).
The nature of the subject means that those who study geography are open to a wide range of career prospects. You will find geographers working in a wide range of jobs such as town planning to travel and tourism, or in international charities and retail.
Successful completion of GCSE Geography will also allow progression to A level Geography, Geology and Biology. It also opens up a pathway to other humanities A levels such as History, Religious Studies, law, Sociology and Psychology. A GCSE on Geography could also be useful for apprenticeships such as land-based engineering or BTEC’s such as travel and tourism although it won’t always be required and the skills gained can be transferred to any aspect of further education.
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