Head of Department: Mr D W Dalton –
Teacher of Geography: Mr C H Alderson
Teacher of Geography: Miss H L Creevy

This course offers engaging and topical content through a stimulating blend of contemporary and traditional geography. Students will study physical processes and how they produce diverse and dynamic landscapes over time. They will learn about the interdependence of physical environments and the interaction between people and the environment. There is balanced coverage of both physical and human geography. Fieldwork is undertaken throughout the course with trips to Swaledale and the Lake District.

Course/Exam board: GCSE AQA A9030

Specification at a glance
Unit 1: Physical Geography
The restless earth
Rocks, resources and scenery
Challenge of weather and climate
Living world
Water on the land
Ice on the land
The coastal zone

Unit 2: Human Geography
Population change
Changing urban environments
Changing rural environments
The development gap

Unit 3: Controlled Assessment

Your route through the syllabus and assessment
Units 1 and 2 are assessed by two one-and-a-half hour examinations at the end of Year 11.
Units 1 and 2 are each worth 37.5% 0f the final GCSE grade. Unit 3 is worth 25%.
There are two tiers of assessment: Foundation (G-C) and Higher (D-A*).

What geography can do for you
Geography develops a wide range of skills such as numeracy, literacy and ICT. These skills are used whilst studying a wide variety of interesting topics. Geographers have a large number of careers open to them including management, finance and teaching. A GCSE in geography keeps many doors open for the future and we are very proud of the achievements of our past pupils.