At St John Henry Newman School our Geography lessons hope to inspire in pupils an interest and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to develop students’ knowledge and understanding alongside acquiring a wide range of skills. Both physical and human geography is studied within each academic year.
Michael Palin “Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.
If you have any queries regarding Geography please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Head of Geography
Students will study the following
Students will study
Students will study
The new AQA GCSE Geography specification covers the following topics:
1. Living with the Physical World
Section A - The challenge of Natural Hazards (tectonic hazards and weather hazards).
Section B - The Living World (ecosystems, tropical rain forests, hot deserts or cold environments).
Section C - Physical landscapes in the UK. Two from coastal landscapes. River landscape and glacial landscapes.
2. Challenges in the Human Environment
Section A - Urban issues and challenges.
Section B - The changing economic world.
Section C - The challenge of resource management.
3. Geographical Applications
Section A - Issue evaluation.
Section B - Fieldwork.
Section C - Geographical skills.
Paper 1 Living in the Physical Environment
Time 1 .30 hours (35 % of the course)
In this paper students will be assessed on the Challenge of Natural Hazards, The Living World, Physical Landscapes of the UK and Geographical Skills.
Paper 2 Challenges in the Human Environment
Time 1.30 hours (35 % of the course) Changing Economic World, the Challenge of resource management
In this paper students will be assessed on Urban Issues and challenges, The Changing Economic World, the Challenge of resource management al Skills.
Paper 3 Issues Evaluation and Skills
Time 1 .15 hours (30 % of the course)
In this paper students will be given a pre- release booklet 12 weeks before the examination which they will be able to study and analyse the content.
In all examination papers there will be
The qualification will be graded on a nine point scale 1 to 9, where 9 is the highest.
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