Students have five hours of Geography a fortnight in Year 10
YEAR 10 PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Course: GCSE Geography (8035) -AQA
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.
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.
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 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.