Within the subject area of Geography, we at St. Kevin’s aim to engage and inspire students to be passionate about the world in which they live.
Geography is a varied and exciting course. Units of work are both topical and relevant providing students with a better understanding of the world in which they live. They study a range of locations both in the developed and developing world and examine the way that people have interacted with the physical environment. A balance is maintained between the study of physical and human geography. We hope to inspire in our pupils a fascination for their world and to prepare them for their important responsibilities as global citizens.
What is Geography?
Weather and Climate
Population and Migration
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Development and Global Issues
GCSE Geography specification gives students a fascinating insight into how human and physical processes interact. Students develop their understanding of how geographical concepts affect our changing world. They examine how the growing worldwide population increases the demand on Earth’s systems. The course covers both human and physical geography so there is something in there for everyone; whether it is looking at the impact of the current refugee crisis or how we can manage the extreme weather that is becoming more frequent. Students also develop as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a sustainable and inclusive future.
Exam Board: CCEA
Unit 1 Examination: 40% (1 hour 30 minute paper)
Unit 2 Examination 40% (1hour 30 minute paper)
Unit 3 Examination 20% (1 hour)
Unit 1: Understanding Our Natural World (Physical Geography) – YEAR 11
Theme A: River Environments – Fieldwork Visit
Theme B: Coastal Environments
Theme C: Our Changing Weather & Climate
Theme D: The Restless Earth
Unit 2: Living in Our World (Human Geography) – YEAR 12
Theme A: Population and Migration
Theme B: Changing Urban Areas
Theme C: Contrasts in World Development
Theme D: Managing Our Environment
Unit 3: Field Study (Fieldwork)
An externally assessed units based on river fieldwork carried out in Year 11.
In GCE Geography students investigate our ever-changing world and the dynamic forces that influence nature, culture and society. Through studying human and physical geography topics at AS level and A2, students explore:
the dynamic earth, its structure and how landscapes are created;
interactions between people and their environment;
the challenges of sustainability; and
the importance of attitudes and values.
They will also understand the interaction between societies and cultures and how geography affects our daily lives.
The specification provides a sound basis for progression to further study, higher education or employment. This qualification can lead to careers in teaching, town planning, accountancy, environmental science and
Exam Board: CCEA
AS 1: Physical Geography - Rivers, Ecosystems, Weather and Climate
AS 2: Human Geography – Population, Settlement Change, Development
AS 3: Fieldwork Skills and Technique Exam
A2 1: Physical Geography – Plate Tectonics – Theory and Outcomes and Dynamic Coastal Environments
A2 2: Human Geography – Planning for Sustainable Settlements and Tourism
A2 2: Decision Making in Geography