2 year course
Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 1GB0
Level of qualification: GCSE
What skills will students develop and demonstrate?
This is a qualification that enables your students to explore the world, the issues it faces and their own place in it, and to help prepare them to succeed in their chosen pathway. Students will learn to communi- cate in a variety of ways, including extended writing and graphical forms. Research skills for field trips. Use new technologies such as GIS, to assist geographical investigation.
What will students learn about?
There are 3 components to GCSE geography.
- Component 1: Global geographical issues.
Students will learn about hazardous Earth, development dynamics & challenges of an urbanising world.
- Component 2: UK geographical issues.
Students will learn about the UK’s evolving physical landscape – in- cluding coastal change and conflict and river processes and pressures. The UK’s evolving human landscape – including a Case Study - Dy- namic UK cities. Geographical investigations – including one physical fieldwork investigation and one human fieldwork investigation linked to the above.
- Component 3: People and environment issues.
Students will learn about people and the biosphere, forests under threat & consuming energy resources.
How will students’ learning be assessed?
Component 1: written exam with three 30-mark sections. The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response and extended writing questions, calculations and 8-mark extended writing questions.
Component 2: written exam with three sections. The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response, calculations and 8-mark extended writing questions.
Component 3: Written exam with 4 sections. The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response and extended writing questions. Section C will include 8-mark extended writing questions and Section D will offer a choice of one from three decisions assessed through a 12-mark extended writing question.
What grades can students’ access?
Students can access grades 1-9
What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?
A level geography.
Town planning/ urban planning, travel writing, conservation officer.