Head of Faculty: Humanities Mrs B Parker
Teaching Staff: Mr J Walker, Mr A Warren, Mrs S Mosam
Examination Board: WJEC/CBAC
This will be studied in 1 year over 6 periods
- Unit 1- Written Paper 1 hour – Two compulsory questions one from Theme 1 & Theme 2 (30% of final Mark)
- Unit 2: Problem Solving Geography – Written Paper 2 hours one compulsory structured questions from Theme 3 and a problem solving questions in three parts (45% of final mark)
- Unit 3 Geographical Enquiry Controlled Assessment done in class 15% fieldwork 10% research (25% of final mark)
So YOU are in a whirl about Geography………
What will you have to study…..?
There are 3 themes that will be studied in an enquiry approach within the classroom and in the field. These themes are:
Theme 1: Challenges of Living in the Built Environment
Theme 2: People and the Natural World interactions
Theme 3: People Work and Development
There are two tiers of entry for Geography FOUNDATION and HIGHER, if you get the geography bug and develop high level skills in analysis, interpretation, communication and reading maps- all of which you will be taught but it can lead you to HIGHER realms of success.
What does this mean for me???
FOUNDATION- Grade C-G
HIGHER – Grade A*-D
There will be an opportunity to spend a day in the field doing fieldwork and researching the topic under enquiry. The Enquiry will be selected by the exam board each year. It’s an opportunity to make a concept come alive and see it for real in the big wide world.
Michael Palin President of the RGS says “Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world's current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them”