Geography at QEHS inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Lessons equip students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of diverse places, cultures, resources and natural and human environments. Students investigate the interaction between key physical and human processes.
Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
What is Geography? – Introduces students to the three main branches of geographical study Mapping and making connections – Students develop and practise map reading and skills Settlement – A look at how and why settlements develop and grow Rivers – How rivers shape the land through erosion, transportation and deposition Floods – The causes, effects and responses to flooding at home and abroad
Shopping enquiry – The students complete a piece of fieldwork to investigate whether a fast food restaurant should be opened in Bromyard
Violent Earth – Plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis Coasts – Coastal landforms and erosion Weather and Climate – A look at how and why weather and climate changes according to location and time Ecosystems – Earth’s major biomes and how they are threatened by human use The USA – An in-depth case study of the world’s only superpower China – An in-depth case study of the awakening economic and political giant
Population – How the world’s population has exploded in modern times
Africa – A location case study
Development Gap – Investigation about global variations in economic development and quality of life
Resource Management – Students explore the uneven global distribution of food, energy and water
Issue evaluation – Should a tunnel be constructed under Stonehenge?
GCSE Geography at QEHS offers engaging, topical and relevant lessons in an interesting and stimulating blend of traditional and up-to-date Geography to suit students of all abilities. You will look at physical geographical processes and how they produce diverse and dynamic landscapes and learn about the way humans interact with the environment, the problems this creates and potential solutions.
AQA syllabus 8035 Paper 1: Living with the physical environment: The challenge of natural hazards / The living world / Physical landscapes in the UK / Geographical skills – Written exam; 35% of GCSE Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment: Urban issues and challenges / The changing economic world / The challenge of resource management / Geographical skills – Written exam; 35% of GCSE Paper 3: Geographical applications: Issue evaluation / Fieldwork / Geographical skills – Written exam; 30% of GCSE