We hope all our Year 11 and 13 students enjoy a well deserved summer having now finished their geography and travel and tourism exams.                     Year 10 students going on the Iceland trip - please remember - Friday lunchtime meeting in N16!

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Year 10


GCSE Homepage Year11 AQA GCSE Geography Specification

Students have five hours of Geography a fortnight in Year 10

YEAR 10 PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Course: GCSE Geography (8035) - AQA

Course Structure:

The GCSE course followed by Year 10 students is assessed through three terminal exams (May/June 2018) only. There is no controlled assessment.


Paper 1 - Living with the Physical Environment (35% of GCSE) 1hr 30 exam

Paper 2 - Challenges in the Human Environment (35% of GCSE) 1 hr 30 exam

Paper 3 - Geographical Applications (30% of GCSE) 1hr 15 exam


Questions across all three papers will be a mixture of multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose.

Course Content:

Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment

Section A: The Challenge of Natural Hazards

- Natural Hazards

- Tectonic Hazards

- Weather Hazards
            - Climate Change

Section B: The Living World
            - Ecosystems
            - Tropical Rainforests
             - Deserts

Section C: Physical Landscapes in the UK

- UK Physical Landscapes
- Coastal Landscapes in the UK

- River Landscapes in the UK





A Year 10 residential trip to Iceland runs every July. The photographs below are just some of those taken from the July 2016 tour. Our next trip will be in July 2017. Letters will be available early in the new academic year. Please see the Iceland 2017 page for more details.

The Iceland 2016 Tour blog can be found here.

 Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment
Section A - Urban Issues and Challenges

Section B - The Changing Economic World

Section C - The Challenge of Resource Management

- Resource Management
- Water



Paper 3: Geographical Applications

Section A -  Issues Evaluation
Section B - Fieldwork


Geographical Skills will be taught and assessed across all three units.

Supporting Resources:

Supporting resources will be published / linked from this page. The following resources are also available.


Schoology Course: The department are developing a dedicated online course area on Schoology for the Year 10 course. As it is a new exam (from Sept 2016), we will be developing this across the two years to provide supporting resources, links etc. for students.
www.schoology.com - students need to sign up for an account (free) and should see their teacher for the Access Code.


Revision Guides: The department will be producing bespoke revision materials which will be made available in the run up to the main exam period for students.


St Ivo GCSE Course Booklet  AQA