Geography at Key Stage 4

GCSE Geography remains one of the most popular academic option subjects. The course is loosely split in half: Physical Geography and Human Geography. You will study the new course from AQA, which accurately reflects the world today and teaches the skills you will need in employment and society tomorrow. You will also examine the Earth’s natural resources and the increasing battles between the man-made and natural world, backed up with at least two fieldwork excursions.

Living with the physical environment: discover more about the challenge of natural hazards and the living world, physical landscapes of the United Kingdom and human interaction with them. This unit develops and understanding of the tectonic, geomorphological, biological and meteorological processes and features in different environments. It provides you with the knowledge about the need for management strategies governed by sustainability and consideration of the direct and indirect effects of human interaction with the Earth and the atmosphere.

Challenges in the human environment: this unit is concerned with human processes, systems and outcomes and how these change both spatially and temporally. You will develop an understanding of the factors that produce a diverse variety of human environments; the dynamic nature of these environments that change over time and place; the need for sustainable management; and the areas of current and future challenge and opportunity for the environments.

In all, the GCSE in Geography offers a wonderful foundation for understanding the present and the future on Planet Earth. Let’s start at the beginning. Choose GCSE Geography and see the world differently.