Geography

General Introduction

Geography course gives you a strong foundation for understanding the two main themes of the subject: human geography and physical geography. Between them, they’re what make our planet tick.
Human geography deals with how people and the environment interact and the way we both exist. It also looks at how people and groups move and live in the world around us. For example, you’ll learn about stuff you see in the papers and on the news every day, including issues of sustainability.
Physical geography on the other hand, is all about the scientific aspects of our world, with an emphasis on how we can manage them.

Key Stage 4

GCSE -
AQA Geography Specification A
What’s in store?
In the classroom during the course students get a solid grounding in Physical Geography. The physical geography studied includes: The Restless Earth (Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis), Water on the Land (Rivers, flooding and management) and the final topic is The Coastal Zone (Coastal processes, defences and management).
As well as Physical Geography, students will also study 3 Human topics. These will be: Tourism (Importance, effects and sustainability), Population Change (Growth, Control and Migration), Globalisation (Causes, effects and future).
The Controlled Assessment will be completed at the beginning of year 11 using data collected in the field at the end of year 10.
Fieldtrip:
Geography is about practical experience. As part of the course students will be expected to take part in a fieldtrip. This fieldtrip is based on questions set by the exam board. Although these are on the same topic areas, the fieldwork may change from year to year. Currently students study tourism in Southwold.