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Geography GCSE

AQA 8035

This exciting course is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows students to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds.
Students who complete the course will have the skills and experience to progress onto A-level and beyond.


Subject Breakdown

  • 3.1 Living with the physical environment 
  • 3.1.1 The  challenges of natural hazards
    Natural Hazards, Tectonic Hazards, Weather Hazards, Climate Change
  • 3.12 The living world
    Ecosystems, tropical rainforests, hot deserts, cold environments
  • 3.1.3 Physical landscapes in the UK
    UK Physical landscapes, coastal landscapes in the UK, river landscapes in the UK, glacial landscapes in the UK
  • 3.2 Challenges in the human environment 
  • 3.2.1 Section A: Urban issues and challenges
  • 3.2.2 Section B: The changing economic world
  • 3.2.3 Section C: The challenges of resource management
    Resource management, food, water, energy
  • 3.3 Geographical applications
  • 3.3.1 Section A: Issue Evaluation
  • 3.3.2 Section B: Fieldwork
  • 3.4 Geographical skills 
  • 3.4.1 Cartographic Skills 
  • 3.4.2 Graphical skills 
  • 3.4.3 Numerical skills 
  • 3.4.4 Statistical skills 
  • 3.4.5 Use of qualitative and quantitative data
  • 3.4.6 Formulate enquiry and argument 
  • 3.4.7 Literacy 

 

Assessment

Paper 1: Living with the Physical environment (1 hour 30 mins, 35% of GCSE)

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment (1 hour 30 mins, 35% of GCSE)

Paper 3: Geographical applications (1 hour 15 minutes, 30% of GCSE)