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GCSE Geography

Course title:
GCSE Geography for Enquiring Minds

Exam board:
OCR B

Available grades:
9-1

Content overview:
Paper 1 – Physical GeographyGlobal HazardsDistinctive LandscapesClimate ChangeSustaining EcosystemsPhysical Fieldwork – River Study.

Paper 2 – Human GeographyDynamic DevelopmentUrban FuturesUK in the 21stCentury Resource ReliancePaper 3- Geographical Exploration. 

Assessment:
External Examination PapersPaper 1 Physical Geography – 75 mins – 35% of GCSEPaper 2 Human Geography – 75 mins – 35% of GCSEPaper Geographical Exploration – 90 mins – 30% of GCSE

Skills required to be successful:
to understand the environment at local and global scales
to know the world through fieldwork
to make decisions that balance environmental and developmental concerns
 to develop a wide range of skills such as presenting arguments or map skills       
to use computers and other technology
for analysis / presentation
to understand other cultures throughout the world
to know where places in the world are …… without having to use ‘google’ 

Further study links:A Level Geography
Career opportunities:
Geography is one of the most popular optional GCSE’s in schools around the world. Geography links extremely well with history as well as specialist science and arts subjects, so it is ideal for a balanced curriculumGeography has one of the highest rates of graduate employability, as well as being highly valued by employers worldwide.There are a huge range of careers linked to geography, some of these include:

Cartographer
Environmental consultant
Town planner
Geographical information systems officer
Conservation officer
Recycling officer
Landscape architect
Teacher/lecturer