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1 GCSE GEOGRAPHY What’s it all about?

2 Geography in the News World economic downturn 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…

3 Geography is… Current Relevant Challenging Wide Ranging Life changing Radical Everywhere...

4 Skills in Geography Enquiry Research Numeracy and Literacy Analysis and Interpretation Report Writing Decision Making Mapwork ICT…………………all easily transferrable.

5 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%)

6 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.

7 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

8 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

9 Geography Moodle

10 Fieldwork and Tours Chester CBD Controlled Assessment Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Controlled Assessment Iceland Tour 2013….

11 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.

12 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


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