GCSE Geography

Course Overview

Students following Geography will study a balanced and manageable coverage of both Physical and Human Geography. They will investigate physical processes and how they produce diverse and dynamic landscapes over time in both coastal and cold environments.

They will learn about the interdependence of physical environments and the interaction between people and the environment. They will investigate the change in population through economic development and migration and examine the impact of tourism on tropical destinations.

Exams and Coursework

There are three assessments in total. Two are 1 1⁄2 hour exams on physical and human Geography. The third is a piece of controlled assessment based around a fieldwork trip that counts for 25% of students’ final marks.

Potential Pathways (Post-16)

Geography offers clear progression into a range of Post-16 subjects including Geography, Geology, Economics, and Environmental Studies; it is an ideal subject to follow through into further education.

Potential Career Routes

Geography is a broad based subject which is well respected by employers. Geography graduates have one of the highest rates of graduate employment. Geographers enter a very wide range of career areas and put simply there is no such thing as a geography job, there are jobs that geographers do. Studying geography provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning.

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