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Geography GCSE at Christ The King College

Course description

Geography is the subject for those students who want to understand how our world works. This modular course has two examined units of study, each designed to emphasise the relationship between people and their environment. The full course covers:
Unit 1: Managing Places in the 21st Century: The Coastal Environment and the Urban Environment
Unit 2: Hostile world and investigating the shrinking world

Course content

 
Unit 1: Managing Places in the 21st Century: The Coastal Environment and the Urban Environment
Coastal areas are being re-shaped by both natural processes and the demands of economic development. They have both economic and environmental value. Urban areas are constantly changing to meet the demands of an increasingly urbanised world.
Unit 2: Hostile world and investigating the shrinking world
Many people live in hostile areas of the world. You need to understand the causes and effects of these hazards. Increased opportunities to travel mean that many people have become global consumers of tourism. This growth has impact on people and places and requires management in to ensure that it is sustainable.

Assessment

Unit 1- Written paper – 1 hour 30 minutes (37.5%)
 
Unit 2- Written Paper – 1 hour 30 minutes (37.5%)
 
Unit 3 - Task One: Local investigation including fieldwork (15%)
Word guidance of 1200. 4 hour write-up under direct supervision.
 
Unit 3 - Task Two: Geographical issue investigation (10%)
Word guidance of 800. 2 hour write-up under direct supervision

 

Future opportunities

Geography GCSE allows you immediate access to ‘A’ level Geography, and also vocational qualifications in Travel and Tourism. As with other Humanities subjects, the evaluation and analysis skills you develop may be used in a variety of careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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