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Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 4th January 2021, school will now be closed to all pupils except those of critical workers or identified as vulnerable. Learning online will be provided for Year 11 from Tuesday 5th January 2021 and all other pupils from Thursday 7th January 2021.  Please follow the link below for further details.

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The world is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before.  Geography helps explain why and helps to prepare you for those changes.

What will you do?

Why do volcanoes erupt? Why do some earthquakes leave thousands dead, but stronger earthquakes leave hardly any casualties? Why are some countries rich whilst others are poor?  Why do rivers flood and what can be done about it?  What defences would help prevent the coastline disappearing?

By addressing these issues you will:

  • Develop an understanding of human and physical processes that affect the environment from the local to the global scale
  • Develop the ability to appreciate changes in places, geographical features, patterns and issues
  • Learn and apply skills and techniques, such as map work, fieldwork and ICT needed to conduct a geographical enquiry

You will study a linear course with work which covers both physical and human topics. These will include:

  • Living with the Physical Environment.
  • Natural hazards
  • Tectonic hazards
  • Weather hazards
  • Climate change
  • The Living World.
  • Ecosystems
  • Tropical rainforests
  • Hot deserts
  • Physical landsacpes in the UK
  • Challenges in the human environment
  • The changing economic world
  • Geographical application and field study skills.

Map skills are also an integral part of physical topics and there is an environmental theme in all studies. Wherever possible, fieldwork is used to support classroom studies.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by examination at the end of Year 11. You will be tested on Human and Physical Geography topics as well as a field study examination.

What skills will I learn?

Geographers can:

  • Make a concise report
  • Handle data and analyse material
  • Ask questions and find answers
  • Make decisions about issues
  • Organise themselves
  • Think creatively and independently

Additional activities

You may have the opportunity to visit:

  • Iceland
  • Valencia
  • Hornsea
  • Flamborough
  • Sheffield field trip

How can Geography help me in the future?

There are various careers in Geography. Here are some examples:

  • Urban Planner/Community Development
  • Cartographer
  • GIS Specialist
  • Climatologist
  • Transportation management
  • Environmental Management
  • Writer/Researcher

GCSE Geography provides you with a suitable foundation for the continued study of geography at a more advanced level e.g.

  • A Level Geography
  • A Level Geology
  • A Level Environmental Studies
  • City & Guilds Level 3 in Horticulture

How do I find out more?

Ask Mrs Samuel, Mrs Harden, Mr Lamphee or Miss Carroll for more information and guidance.

Email: a.samuel@oakwood.ac, e.harden@oakwood.ac, p.lamphee@oakwood.ac, j.carroll@oakwood.ac