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Higham Lane School

Higham Lane School



EBacc option 

GCSE Geography will help you to understand more about the world, the challenges it faces and your place within it. 

What Will You Do? 
You will study three components as part of GCSE Geography – Global Geographical Issues, UK Geographical Issues and People and Environment Issues. The whole course is based around geographical enquiry, encouraging an investigative approach. You are encouraged to make geographical decisions about real-life, 21st Century people and environment issues. Component 1 includes Hazardous Earth, Development Dynamics and Challenges of an Urbanising World. Component 2 will involve the study of the UK’s evolving physical and human landscape and geographical investigations. Component 3 is decision-based work around the broad topics of People and the Biosphere, Forests Under Threat and Consuming Energy Resources. 

How Will You Do It?
Whole class teaching, group work, paired work and independent tasks will help you to develop your geographical understanding. You will also develop a range of integrated geographical skills, including some mathematical and statistical skills. Fieldwork is also an important aspect of the GCSE, with every student expected to take part in at least 2 days of field trips, in both the physical and human environment. This experience will form part of the written examinations at the end of Year 11. 

What Qualifications Can You Obtain? 
There is a single tier of entry for this course which leads to a GCSE in Geography at grades 9-1.

How Will Your Work Be Assessed? 

100% written examination, broken down into the following components:

  • Component Assessment Weighting Global Geographical Issues Written examination 37.5%
  • UK Geographical Issues Written examination 37.5%
  • People and Environment Issues Written examination 25% 

For further information, please contact your Geography Teacher or Mr Turley, Subject Leader for Geography.

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