What will I learn?
There are three parts to the course:
1. Global Geographical Issues:
Hazardous Earth; tropical storms, earthquakes and volcanoes.
Development dynamics; why are some countries richer than others?
Challenges of an urbanising world; how have cities changed and what are the issues in a ‘megacity’?
2. UK Geographical Issues:
The UK’s evolving physical landscape; How do coasts change and how does this cause conflict?; The UK’s evolving human landscape; How have cities in the UK changed?; Fieldwork – there are two compulsory field trips, one human and one physical.
3. People and Environmental Issues:
Making Geographical Decisions; People and the biosphere (environment and ecosystems); Forests under threat and consuming energy resources.
How will I be assessed?
3 x 1.5 hour exams at the end of the Year 11.
Skills you will need to develop will be map skills, graphical (graph) skills as well as numerical and statistical (maths) skills.
Are there any entry requirements?
Where could it lead?
A levels in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science. BTEC in Travel and Tourism.
What would complement this course?
Geology and History.
Do you have a question about this course? Email the Head of Department