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*Geography GCSE (One Year) at The Westwood Academy (West Coventry Sixth Form)

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Avery Hills Geography is a skills and issue based syllabus which gives pupils the chance to explore important issues affecting our world today. However, it also provides pupils with important transferable skills which are essential for success after leaving school. Opportunities are provided for the development of key skills such as numeracy, literacy and ICT. However just as important is the opportunity for pupils to gain an understanding of the world in which they live, made especially relevant due to current events.

Field work continues to be an important part of the GCSE course with increasing opportunities to take part in field trips planned from September.



Unit 1: Climate, the Environment and People - An exploration of the relationship between people's actions and the environment, focusing on how human activity can impact upon climate and ecosystems.

Unit 2: People, Work and Development - An investigation of global inequalities faced by people today and the causes of these inequalities, focusing on industrial/economic development.

Unit 3: Water, Landforms and People - The effects of water (or lack of it) on human activity and landscape. Focusing on management of water resources and the impact of water on the physical environment.

Unit 4: People and Places - A study of the challenges presented to us in an increasingly overpopulated world. The impact of population on human activities and the changing nature of settlements.


COURSEWORK - 25% : 2 pieces of work, a cross unit task and a study. The cross unit task involves research and report writing on an important current issue. The study results from a day's field work study.

EXAMINATION - 75%: 2 papers, an issue based paper focusing mostly on skills and understanding, and a more traditional knowledge based paper

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Westwood Academy (West Coventry Sixth Form) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 0 Weeks - 52 Weeks