Geography

‘It is a subject that helps young people into work. Many employers prize the knowledge and skills that studying Geography can provide and Geography in higher education is thriving. Geography students are among those gaining greatest satisfaction from their studies, and geography graduates have a relatively low level of unemployment. It’s no wonder there is a growing demand to study the subject.’ (Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society)

GCSE Geography will provide the opportunity for students to understand more about our world, the challenges we face and our place within it. Geography is a subject for our times. It is multidisciplinary in a world that increasingly values people who have the skills to work across the physical and social sciences. These skills also encourage ways of seeing and thinking that make geography eminently employable. Geography enables young people to become globally and environmentally informed and thoughtful, enquiring citizens.

Students study the EDUQAS Geography A specification (C111QS) which includes two days of fieldwork in contrasting environments.

Paper 1

Changing physical and human landscapes

Paper 2

Environmental and development issues

Paper 3

Applied fieldwork enquiry

Section A

Landscapes & physical processes

Rural-urban links

Section B

Tectonic Landscapes & hazards

Section A

Weather, climate & ecosystems

Development & resource

Section B

Social development issues

You undertake two fieldwork enquiries, each in a contrasting environment.

 

You answer questions based on your understanding of geographical skills and fieldwork experience

90 mins written exam

35% of GCSE

90 mins written exam

35% of GCSE

90 mins written exam

30% of GCSE

 

Parent/Guardian Support
The following information should be of help to parents and guardians for the purposes of homework and revision support. Below you will find files including:

Learning Journey:
A visualisation of the full GCSE curriculum your child will follow at St Joseph’s.

Knowledge Organisers:
Condensed module content which will help you to support your child with homework and Key Task revision. Students will also receive paper copies of these in each module.

Social Media Revision:
Students (and parents) can follow our Twitter, Instagram & Facebook accounts to get GCSE revision top-ups twice a week. We call these top-ups ‘TAKE5’, taking 5 minutes to revise a little, often!
@SJCAgeog

 

 

Module 1 (Sep-Dec) Module 2 (Dec-Mar) Module 3 (Mar-Jul)
Year 10 Landscapes and Physical Processes

Knowledge organiser

Homework:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Rural – urban links

Knowledge organiser

Homework:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tectonic Landscapes and Hazards

Knowledge organiser

Homework:

1 2 3 4 5 6

Year 11 Weather, climate & ecosystems

Knowledge organiser

Homework:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Development, resource & social Issues

Knowledge organiser 1

Knowledge organiser 2 

Homework:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Fieldwork & revision
GCSE LEARNING JOURNEY


GCSE REVISION GUIDE

This is a digital version of our in-house revision guide 

(this might take a few moments to download)