GEOGRAPHICAL ENQUIRY: 25%
DECISION MAKING EXERCISE: 25%
TERMINAL EXAMINATION: 50%
The Geography syllabus is an exciting course with a relevance to today's world. The course builds on the topics studied at Key Stage 3 and develops them further. Pupils will study the following themes:
Rivers and Coasts
This will include studying the natural and man-made processes which go on with rivers and along the coastline.
Natural Hazards and People
This will include studying topics such as Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Economic Systems and Development
This will include studying topics such as Industry and Development.
Population and Settlement
This will include studying topics such as Population and Settlement
This will include studying topics such as The Role of Aid.
The Geographical Enquiry will consist of a fieldwork trip where primary data is collected. Pupils will then answer a related question using the data they have collected. This will be completed in controlled assessment conditions.
All components are compulsory
The SDME and Terminal Exam are both completed in the June of Year 11.
The SDME will cover one of the above topics, and the Terminal Exam with cover the other three.
Geography can be used as a specialist subject for entry to such careers as travel and tourism, teaching, the meteorological office and cartography (map making) or as a general qualification to any career, e.g. banking, the law, the civil service and retailing.