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Geography A - GCSE at Challenge College

Course description

GCSE courses based on this specification should encourage learners to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying, worthwhile course of study and gain an insight in to related sectors. They should prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

GCSE specifications in Geography must enable learners to:

* Actively engage in the process of geography to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds

* Develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world

* Develop a framework of spatial awareness in which to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments from local to global

* Understand the significance of values and attitudes to the development and resolution of issues

* Develop their responsibility as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a future that is sustainable and inclusive

* Develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork and other out of classroom learning

* Use of geographical skills, appropriate technologies, enquiry and analysis.

Course content

Physical Geography
* Written Examination.

Human Geography
* Written Examination.

Controlled Assessment

Local Fieldwork Investigation
* Task-based controlled assessment.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements


  • Task-based controlled assessment
  • Written Examination

Future opportunities

This qualification is a recognised part of the National Qualifications framework. As such GCSE provides progression from Key Stage 3 to post-16 studies.

It lays an appropriate foundation for further study of geography or related subjects.

In addition, it provides a worthwhile course for candidates of various ages and from diverse backgrounds in terms of general education and lifelong learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Challenge College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years