· Announcement ·

Oakwood High School –  Year 7 and Year 9 Online Subject Parents Evening will be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021. Please check on Go4Schools and work with your child to identify the Subjects/Teachers you would like to see. Further information on how to access your appointments will be sent nearer the time.

The booking system is now open. Please click on the link to access:- https://oakwoodhighschool.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/



Course Outline – What will I learn?

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).

How will it be assessed?

Paper 1 – % Paper 2 – % Paper 3 – %
35% 35% 30%

What parents need to know

Students are expected to complete all homework set, this can range from exam questions to key word quizzes and will vary throughout the course. Revision throughout the course is also expected therefore revision guides are useful to have alongside the notes they make in lesson. I recommend the CPG GCSE AQA Geography for the 9-1 Course Revision Guide (ISBN 978 1 78284 610 6), or the Oxford GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA Revision Guide (ISBN 978-019-842347-8)

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%).

Potential further study and careers

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.

Contact email: e.harden@oakwood.ac  a.samuels@oakwood.ac  j.carroll@oakwood.ac p.lamphee@oakwood.ac