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GCSE Geography

Course Details

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 21st CenturyResource Reliance

Paper 3-  Geographical Exploration 

Assessment: External Examination Papers
Paper 1 Physical Geography – 75 mins – 35% of GCSE
Paper 2 Human Geography – 75 mins – 35% of GCSE
Paper 3 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 fieldworkto 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.