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Why Take Gcse Geography


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Why Take Gcse Geography

  1. 1. Why take GCSE Geography?
  2. 3. Flooding Global Warming Volcanoes Desertification Weather Over population
  3. 25. Geography at Castle School <ul><li>Why take geography at Castle? </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most successful departments in the school. 82% A*-C last year. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent experienced teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Good fieldwork - mystery overseas fieldtrip for next years year 10! </li></ul><ul><li>Well resourced department. </li></ul><ul><li>Topical up to date subject. </li></ul>
  4. 26. What will I study in Year 10 and Year 11? <ul><li>Geomorphic processes and landforms </li></ul><ul><li>Atmospheric Processes and Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Hazards and people </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Systems and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Population and Settlement </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development </li></ul>
  5. 27. <ul><li>Exams : 50 % </li></ul><ul><li>The exams will assess knowledge / understanding and skills connected with the above topics </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Making Exercise : 30% </li></ul><ul><li>The DME is designed to provide candidates at all levels with opportunities to proceed through three stages of investigating issues related to sustainable development, set in a previously announced context and using a resource booklet supplied in advance of the unseen examination paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework : 20 % </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework is currently a study of Bristol Docks undertaken in year 10. </li></ul>