- 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 helps us appreciate the world we live in. It helps us understand why there are natural phenomena such as earthquakes and hurricanes. It enables us to understand why some countries are wealthier than others and also identify the issues us humans have caused on the planet. This course has an increasingly skills and statistics component, fusing together other disciplines such as Maths and Science.
Outdoor learning is an important element in geography and the Duke of Edinburgh award is a great way to put into practice the skills pupils learn in geography such as understanding OS maps in an outdoor environment. We also hope to do more extra-curricular local field trips within Romford so pupils can apply their geography knowledge and understanding to where they live.
As well as local fieldwork being an important element to Geography it is also essential part of their GCSE Paper 3 Geographical Skills. With the removal of coursework, pupils are now required to conduct two fieldwork activities, one on human based geography and one on physical based geography. They will need to understand the enquiry process of a geographical investigation, collect data, present it and evaluate their findings.
Currently we go to Walton-on-the-Naze to complete a coastal study and we also complete an urban study in Stratford. These trips are only possibly with parental support. I am sure you will agree they are valuable in deepening our pupils’ understanding of geography.
Course Leader: Ms M Jaroudi – email@example.com