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GCSE Options


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Powerpoint for Year 9 pupils considering GCSE Geography as an option.

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GCSE Options

  1. 1. Could GCSE Geography be the right direction for you?
  2. 2. The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why and helps to prepare you for those changes. Geography tackles big issues: • environmental responsibility • global interdependence • cultural understanding and tolerance • commerce, trade and industry. Geography provides a firm basis for life-long learning. The transferable skills which geography fosters are an asset in the complex world of employment today. Geography is about the future and encourages flexible thinking.
  3. 3. Compared to other subjects, geography graduates are among the most employable. They possess the skills that employers look for. In part this is because the subject combines a knowledge of science and an understanding of the arts. • make a concise report • handle data • ask questions and find answers • make decisions about an issue • analyse material • organise themselves • think creatively and independently • good communicators • spatially aware • socially, economically and environmentally aware • problem solvers • good team players • computer literate • well rounded, flexible thinkers
  4. 4. <ul><li>Unit 1: Dynamic Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Restless Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Climate and Change </li></ul><ul><li>Battle for the Biosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Water World </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal change and conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme climates – hot deserts </li></ul><ul><li>One hour written exam (higher and foundation tiers) in June of Year 11 worth 25% of the final grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 2: People and the Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Population Dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Consuming Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Living Spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Making a Living </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Development Dilemmas </li></ul><ul><li>One hour exam (higher and foundation tiers) in June of Year 10 worth 25% of the final grade. </li></ul>Unit 3: Making Geographical Decisions A written exam based on pre-released resource materials assessing students’ ability to make decisions about geographical issues. It is related to sustainable development and environmental issues. One hour exam (higher and foundation) in June of Year 11 worth 25% of the final grade. Unit 4: Researching Geography A fieldwork investigation and written report completed in lessons under controlled conditions. The report is worth 25% of the final grade and will be submitted in June of Year 10.
  5. 5. Follow in the footsteps of these famous Geographers! Are you the next one?
  6. 6. Discover new places! Travel Agent Tourism Officer Eco-Tourism Advisor Tour Guide Media Researcher Care about the planet? Estate Manager Forestry Ranger Environmental consultant Pollution Analyst Conservation officer Enjoy being in the landscape? Hydrologist Coastal Manager Geologist Civil Engineer Soil Conservationist Interested in Weather? Weather Presenter Disaster Manager Flood Prevention Officer Risk Assessor Water Supply Coordinator Fascinated by maps? GIS Specialist Cartographer Utilities Manager Remote Sensing Analyst Interested in human behaviour? Planner Social Worker Market researcher Housing Officer Estate Agent Want to know why people work where they do? Economic developer Location Analyst Retailer Regional developer Transport Manager Interested in world events? Aid Worker Diplomat Refugee Advisor Charity Coordinator