2 WHY GEOGRAPHY ? GCSE SUCCESS INTEREST AND ENJOYMENT BALANCING AND BROADENING THE VALUE-ADDED PACKAGE
What kind of student is this course for? Those students who: have an interest and concern for the environment; are interested in current affairs. enjoy a subject that is relevant to your own lives and experiences; want the opportunity to carry out practical work outdoors as well as class work; want to link both the `sciences’ with the `humanities’;
4 WHERE DO ALL THE GEOGRAPHERS GO ? LEISURE TRAVEL & TOURISM EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BUSINESS AND FINANCE SCIENTIFIC SERVICES INFORMATION SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
What skills do I develop during this course? Communication Literacy Numeracy ICT Problem solving Group work Fieldwork
6 PERSON SPECIFICATION Meet the school academic entry requirements. Be interested in geographical topics. Have an enquiring mind. Be enthusiastic.
Geography AS & A Level What will I learn on the course? What factors influence people and our natural environment? What are the factors that drive the world socially & economically? What decisions are being made about the use and management of resources and the environment? An appreciation of current events and world problems. Fieldwork Skills.
8 SPECIFICATION FRAMEWORK A/S G1 CHANGING PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS G2 CHANGING HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS G3 CONTEMPORARY THEMES & RESEARCH In GEOGRAPHY G4 SUSTAINABILITY SYNOPTIC ASSESSMENT A2
9 UNIT G1 (A/S ) G1 1 hour 30 minutes Written Paper 75 marks (100 UMS) Unit title: Changing Physical Environments Two Themes Investigating climate change Investigating tectonic and hydrological change Three structured questions with stimulus material, one of which tests research/fieldwork.
10 Use Figure 1 to describe the patterns of ice duration on Lake Mendota.
11 Use Figure 2 to outline factors that have influenced the number of deaths caused by recent earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean.
12 UNIT G2 (A/S ) G2 1 hour 30 minutes Written Paper 75 marks (100 UMS) Unit Title: Changing Human Environments Two Themes Investigating population change Investigating settlement change Three structured questions with stimulus material, one of which tests research/fieldwork
13 (a) With the help of Figure 2 above suggest reasons why land uses are changing in the central areas of cities. (2.3)  (b) Describe two major issues being faced in the Central Business Districts of cities you have studied. (2.4)  (c) Explain why the social structures of either urban or rural settlements are changing. (2.2) 
14 (a) Use Figures 2a and 2b to suggest why perceptions of rural life are powerful pull factors in counter-urbanisation.
15 UNIT G4 (A LEVEL) Theme 1 Sustainable Food Supply Theme 2 Sustainable Water Supply Theme 3 Sustainable Energy Theme 4 Sustainable Cities
16 UNIT G3 Section A (A Level) G3 2 hours 15 minutes Written Paper 75 marks (120 UMS) Unit title: Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography Section A – 1 hour 30 minutes Two essays - one from each of the two contemporary themes. COASTAL PROCESSES DEVELOPMENT
17 UNIT G3 Section B (A LEVEL) Section B – 45 minutes For each of 10 themes, there will be a topic area set by the Board in December (January series) and May (June series) of the preceding year. G3.B.1 Geography of Crime G3.B.2 Deprivation G3.B.3 Geography of Disease G3.B.4 Environmental Psychology G3.B.5 Leisure and Recreation G3.B.6 Microclimates G3.B.7 Atmospheric and Water Pollution G3.B.8 Geography of Retailing G3.B.9 Rivers G3.B.10 Small-scale Ecosystems research..
19 ADDED VALUE FIELDWORK and RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE GEOGRAPHY & THE RUSSELL GROUP EXCELLENT RESULTS HIGH STORRS AND THE RGS PEOPLE-ENVIRONMENT FOCUS VARIED ASSSESSMENT PACKAGE CONTINUITY FROM GCSE ENQUIRY APPROACH