Exam board: AQA
The GCSE Geography course at Windsor is a two year course that covers both human and physical geography alongside geographical skills. Within physical geography, you will study issues around natural hazards, physical landscapes of the UK including coasts and rivers alongside ecosystems, tropical rainforests and cold environments. Your study of human geography will include urban issues and challenges, economics and resource management with a focus on food and water.
Throughout each unit, you will learn and develop a wide range of geographical skills including map skills, graph skills and statistical skills which:
You will sit three external examinations at the end of Year 11. There is no controlled assessment. Paper 1 and Paper 2 examine your physical and human geography knowledge respectively. Paper 3 assesses your ability to apply your geographical knowledge to current issues and fieldwork situations.
You will develop the following key skills:
Where can it take me?
GCSE Geography is an excellent foundation for further studies at Windsor Sixth Form. Whether it is A Level Geography or other Level 3 courses, a GCSE in Geography is a relevant platform for continued learning. Many different and varied careers beyond school also still respect the qualification and view it as being very useful.
You will have the opportunity to go on field study visits to North Wales and the local area during the course.
Please contact: Miss E McCandless (Curriculum Leader of Geography)