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Geography 

“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future" Michael Palin                                                                   

 The study of GCSE Geography can help you to:

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of current events both local and global.
  • Investigate the earth and its peoples.
  • Develop a range of useful skills.
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation of the cultures and backgrounds of people.

 What qualities do I need to study GCSE Geography?

  • You should have a keen interest in the world around you.
  • You should be prepared to work independently and in groups.

 Where will Geography take me?

  • Geography could lead you to exciting career prospects, e.g. engineering, geology, civil aviation, tourism, nature conservation, business and commerce – remember Geography achieves good examination results nationally and is one of the most versatile and employable subjects (linking Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Science).
  • Geography is classified as a Science subject in many universities when studied at A Level.

 Course Structure

Exam Board: AQA

Course Title: Geography (8035)

Unit 1 Living with the physical environment.  Exam: 35%

Unit 2 Challenges in the human environment. Exam: 35%

Unit 3 Geographical applications.  Exam: 30%

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Exam No: 8035