35% Written Examination: Paper 1 (1 hour 30 minutes)
35% Written Examination: Paper 2 (1 hour 30 minutes)
30% Written Examination: Paper 3 (1 hour 15 minutes)
What We Study
Paper 1: Living with the physical environment
The challenge of natural hazards, the living world, physical landscapes in the UK, geographical skills
Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment
Urban issues and challenges, the changing economic world, the challenge of resource management, geographical skills
Paper 3: Geographical applications
Issue evaluation, fieldwork, geographical skills
Geography has an increasingly skills and statistics component, it requires an understanding of global issues and world affairs, students should watch the news and read good quality newspapers.
Fieldwork is an important element to Geography as it brings the whole subject alive. It enhances students understanding of topics, in addition is essential as is examined in paper 3. To this end we help prepare students by completing 2 fieldwork activities in year 10, which are compulsory and part of the examination specification. Currently we go to Walton on the Naze to complete a coastal study and we also complete an Urban study in Havering on social inequality.
We hope to run extra-curricular trips to support the subject knowledge in year 9, this year we have organised a coastal study in Southend and a resources trip to Abbotts Farm. We also plan to run a river study and another urban study project. These trips are only possibly with parental support. I am sure you will agree they are valuable in, deepening pupils understanding of topics.
Course Leader: Ms Jaroudi (firstname.lastname@example.org)