Exam board: AQA
GCSE Geography teaches us about the fascinating and fast changing world in which we live. Geographers also acquire a vast range of valuable skills, such as: map reading; spatial and GIS awareness; problem solving; data analysis; the ability to consider other viewpoints; decision making; team work; environmental awareness; computer skills and essay writing.
Content - GCSE
Unit 1: Physical Geography
Unit 2: Human Geography
Unit 3: Skills paper
Fieldtrips based around: rivers, coasts and urban environment
BBC/Channel 4/Al Jazeera News; “Prisoners of Geography” by Tim Marshall; “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling; Geographical magazines such as “The National Geographic”, “The Economist”, “Geography Review” or “Wider World” Magazines; Broadsheet newspapers.
A Level Geography is offered in the Sixth Form at Bentley Wood. There is a wide range of careers/interests for which Geography is relevant, not least because it draws from both Humanities and Science. This would include: