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Geography

Geography is about understanding the earth and our place within it.
What is Geography?

Geography is about understanding the earth and our place within it. It examines how places and countries differ, how natural and human environments interact, and it explores the connections between places, resources, people and development. Geography examines why some places develop, while others remain in a state of instability, why some places are inflicted by catastrophic disasters while others not, and how the physical world can have such a dramatic influence on our daily lives.

What will I study?

The Restless Earth Water on the Land
 
Ice on the Land Population Change
 
Changing Urban Environments Tourism Field Skills
 
Cartographic Skills

How is it assessed?
Unit Module Weighting Format
Unit 1 Physical Geography 37.5% 1 hour 30 minute exam
Unit 2 Human Geography 37.5% 1 hour 30 minute exam
Unit 3 Local Fieldwork Investigation 25% Residential Study Trip Coursework

 
Exam Board: AQA(A)

What do I need?

A healthy interest in our planet and the processes which shape the physical and human worlds. A desire to understand the science behind how our planet functions and the complex inter-relationships within it.
 
A sound ability to read and write as essays are required. Basic mathematical skill as a range of graphing, field and cartographic skills will require some maths.

Reading List

AQA GCSE Geography A: Student Book – By Ross, Canavan and Rae ISBN 13:978-1408502716

GCSE Geography at the best 6th form college in London

Related Subjects

Biology
History
English

“Geography opens a new perspective to the world and gives opportunities to see the problems of the past, present and future.”

Vasily Rublev – Current DLD Student

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