Exam Board: AQA
The GCSE Geography course runs over two years with the exams at the end of the second year. The course is separated into 3 areas which are detailed below, there is an exam in each area.
Paper 1 – Living with the physical Environment (35%)
The challenge of Natural Hazards – Tectonic Hazards, Weather Hazards, Climate Change
The Living World – Ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests, Hot Deserts
Physical Landscapes in the UK – Coasts, Rivers
Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment (35%)
Urban Issues and Challenges
The Changing Economic World
The Challenge of Resource Management – Water
Paper 3 – Geographical Applications (30%)
Exam Board – WJEC Specification B
Theme 2 :- Continued from year 10.
Controlled Assessment: - Based on the boards titles: - Venues have included Housing variations in Stalybridge, Service provision in Manchester, Retail provision in Tameside, Leisure in The Peak District.
Theme 3 :- Industry and employment structures, Development, Trade and fair-trade, Aid and international Aid, Interdependence, Industrial Location, High Tech Industry, Transnational Corporations, Economics and Ecosystems.
BBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zkw76sg
National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
Cool Geography http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/GCSE/AQA%20GCSE.htm
Films and Documentaries
Africa – David Attenborough series that will help when studying ecosystems
Planet Earth David Attenborough series that will help when studying ecosystems
Cowtopia – A look at the issue of increasing cattle ranching in relation to climate change
An Inconvenient Ruth – Al Gore’s look at climate change, the causes and effects.