Presentation on theme: "GCSE GEOGRAPHY What’s it all about?. Geography in the News World economic downturn... 2012 Olympics regenerates London… Global Warming – is it a myth?..."— Presentation transcript:
Geography in the News World economic downturn... 2012 Olympics regenerates London… Global Warming – is it a myth?... Snow causes country to come to a stand still and 1000’s are left stranded… Welsh Counties link to boost tourism… Environmental protests at airport…
Geography is… Current Relevant Challenging Wide Ranging Life changing Radical Everywhere...
Skills in Geography Enquiry Research Numeracy and Literacy Analysis and Interpretation Report Writing Decision Making Mapwork ICT…………………all easily transferrable.
GCSE Geography Unit 1: Core Geography (40%) Written Paper – 1 hour 45 minutes (This will be taken at the end of Year 10) Unit 2: Options Geography (35%) Written Paper – 1 hour 15minutes Unit 3: Geographical Enquiry (25%) Enquiry based Fieldwork (10%) Decision Making Exercise (15%)
Geography Assessment The Written Examinations are tiered – foundation and higher papers. Enquiry Based Fieldwork – a narrowly focused task based on fieldwork and supportive secondary data and presented as a short report with illustrative data. This is a controlled assessment. Decision Making Exercise – Students explore a relevant question from the themes studied in class. They will then present the information in the form of a newspaper article, PowerPoint, photo story, essay or oral presentation. This is a controlled assessment.
Unit 1 – The Core (Yr10) The Physical World 1. Water – Rivers 2. Climate Change 3. Living in Active Zones A Global World 4. Changing Populations 5. Interdependence & Globalisation 6. Development
Unit 2 – Options (Yr 11) 3 Themes are chosen from below – 1 Physical, 1 Human and 1 other Physical Options 7. Changing Coastlines 8. Weather and Climate 9. Living Things Human Options 10. Tourism 11. Retail and Urban Change 12. Economic Change and Wales
Fieldwork and Tours Chester CBD Controlled Assessment Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Controlled Assessment Iceland Tour 2013….
Examination Results SRG Geography A*- C = 74% Flintshire Geography A*- C = 66% Wales Geography A*- C = 67% Students have performed exceptionally in Geography for the past 5 years.
Why do Geography? Key subject for developing literacy and numeracy skills Wide variety of topics Wide variety of learning activities Develops a wide range of skills Links well with other subjects Provides a good base for many career paths Its about the real world – now “Enquiring Minds Welcome” For further information please speak to Mr Hughes