Geography

Minimum Entry Criteria

Desired: 7 in Geography or contact the school if you have not studied the subject at GCSE

Essential: 6 in Geography or contact the school if you have not studied the subject at GCSE

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

Year 12:

  • Coastal Landscapes (Section B – Physical Geography)
  • Global Systems and Governance (Section A – Human Geography)
  • Changing Places (Section B – Human Geography)
  • Water and Carbon (Section A – Physical Geography

Holiday Work Year 12-13: Review of topics covered in Year 12 – Teams

Year 13:

  • Hazards (Section C Physical Geography)
  • Population and the Environment (Section C Human Geography)
  • Geographical Fieldwork Investigation: 4,000 word Independent Report – Guided by teachers but student directed

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Physical Paper

Section A: Water and carbon cycles

Section B: either Hot desert systems and landscapes or Coastal systems and landscapes or Glacial systems and landscapes

Section C: either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

2

Human Paper

Section A: Global systems and global governance

Section B: Changing places

Section C: either Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

3

Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.

3,000-4,000 words

20%