Teachers: Ms Deborah Morgenstern, Miss K Mowatt.
Students follow a balanced curriculum of human and physical geography. There is a strong focus on the development of skills and enquiry-based learning. We aim to include a mixture of awe and wonder, and essential world knowledge. Topics include: Rivers and Flooding, Africa is not a Country, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Weather and Climate, Impossible Places, Environmental Issues.
Paper 1 – Global Geographical Issues:
Hazardous Earth, Development Dynamics, Challenges of an Urbanising World
Paper 2- UK Geographical issues:
Physical Landscapes, Rivers Fieldwork Investigation, Human Landscapes, Urban Areas Fieldwork Investigation
Paper 3 – People and Environmental Issues:
People and the Biosphere, Forests Under Threat, Consuming Energy Resources
Paper 1 – Physical Geography. 2hrs 15 mins, 105 marks – 30%
Tectonic Processes and Hazards, Coastal Landscapes, Carbon Cycle & Energy Insecurity, Water Cycle & Water Insecurity
Paper 2 – Human Geography. 2hrs 15 mins, 105 marks – 30%
Globalisation, Regenerating Places, Superpower Geography and Migration, Identity & Sovereignty.
Paper 3 – Synoptic Paper. 2hrs 15 mins, 70 marks – 20%
Three themes of Players, Futures and Uncertainty & Attitudes and actions rooted in the core topics.
NEA – Individual investigation (coursework). 70 marks – 20%
This is a 2000-3000-word report, that you will produce from your own independent data collection in the UK. It can be based on ANY of the topics in the course specification.
Fieldwork - 4 days of field work to help understanding of what we studied, and to gain skills for the NEA.