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Geography at Kettering Buccleuch Academy

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The GCSE geography course gives a balance of human and physical Geography. This is supported with a dynamic curriculum and Fieldwork. What units will you study? Earthquakes and volcanoes Coastal landscapes Settlement and population Ecosystems Agriculture Development Geographical skills What skills will you learn? · Read and use maps, aerial photographs and satellite images · Carry out fieldwork and write up an investigation · Discuss local and world problems, proposing solution in an ever changing society · Organise you time and work effectively both independently and in groups preparing you for higher education.


Coursework is a compulsory part of the course worth 25% where pupils must complete 2500 word investigation on small scale. Paper 1 = 40% of total marks People and the Natural Environment 1¾ hours Section A: Geographical skills Section B: Answer three question from: o Tectonic Activity o Rocks and Landscapes o River Landscapes o Glacial Landscapes o Coastal Landscapes o Weather and Climate o Ecosystems Paper 2 = 35% of total marks People and the Human Environment 1½ hours Three Structured questions to be answered: · One from - Population – Settlement · One from - Agriculture – Industry · One from - Managing Resources – Development Coursework = 25% of total marks Coursework of approximately 2500 words based on a fieldwork investigation at a local/ small scale.

Further information

Geography helps you be more aware of the everyday life and problems of the people who live around you, in other parts of Britain and across the world.  Your geography course will help you make sense of what`s going on.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kettering Buccleuch Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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