Geography

Without Geography you are…  NOWHERE!

Key Stage 3

Geography is an exciting and stimulating subject at Wyvern College that allows you to really know where you are in the world.  We make sure that your lessons help you to understand the world around you and how your actions affect it.  We investigate issues at both a local and global level and really get to grips with what it means to be a global citizen.  We study a wide range of topics; from violent volcanoes to earthquakes to delicate rainforest ecosystems and from raging rivers to what it means to live on $1 a day in some of the world’s poorest countries.  You can be sure that your Geography lessons will allow you to see the world from a whole new perspective!

Key Stage 4

GCSE Geography (Sept 2016)

WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in Geography B

Awarding Body: WJEC Eduqas, Qualification Accreditation Number: 601/8153/9

Course content

The content of the specification is organised into three broad themes:

Theme 1: Changing Places – Changing Economies (Urbanisation in contrasting global cities; Urban and rural processes and change in the UK; Global perspective on development issues)

Theme 2: Changing Environments (Coasts and coastal management; Rivers and river management; Weather and climate; Climate change – cause and effect)

Theme 3: Environmental Challenges (How ecosystems function; Ecosystems under threat; Water resources and management; Desertification) 

Assessment

Component 1: Investigating Geographical Issues             Written Exam: 1 hour 45 minutes (40%)

Three structured data response questions base on the three themes. The final part of each question will require an extended response.

Component 2: Problem Solving Geography                         Written Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes (30%)

This component will assess content from across the themes using a variety of structured data response questions. Part A will introduce an issue and set the geographical context. Part B will outline a number of possible solutions to the issue. Part C will provide an opportunity for you to choose a solution and justify your choice in an extended response.

Component 3: Applied Fieldwork Enquiry                           Written Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes (30%)

A written examination in three parts using a variety of structured data response questions some of which will require extended responses. Part A will assess approaches to fieldwork methodology, representation and analysis. Part B will assess how fieldwork enquiry may be used to investigate geography’s conceptual frameworks. Part C will assess the application of broad geographical concepts to a wider UK context and assess the ability to make and justify a decision.