KS4 Geography

Year 10

Exam Board: AQA

The GCSE Geography course runs over two years with the exams at the end of the second year. The course is separated into 3 areas which are detailed below, there is an exam in each area.

Paper 1 – Living with the physical Environment (35%)

The challenge of Natural Hazards – Tectonic Hazards, Weather Hazards, Climate Change

The Living World – Ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests, Hot Deserts

Physical Landscapes in the UK – Coasts, Rivers

Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment (35%)

Urban Issues and Challenges

The Changing Economic World

The Challenge of Resource Management – Water

Paper 3 – Geographical Applications (30%)

Issue Evaluation


Geographical Skills

Year 11

Exam Board – WJEC Specification B 

Theme 2 :- Continued from year 10.

Controlled Assessment: - Based on the boards titles: - Venues have included Housing variations in Stalybridge, Service provision in Manchester, Retail provision in Tameside, Leisure in The Peak District.

Theme 3 :-  Industry and employment structures, Development, Trade and fair-trade, Aid and international Aid, Interdependence, Industrial Location, High Tech Industry, Transnational Corporations, Economics and Ecosystems.

Useful Websites

BBC Bitesize       http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zkw76sg

National Geographic     http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Cool Geography       http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/GCSE/AQA%20GCSE.htm


Films and Documentaries

Africa – David Attenborough series that will help when studying ecosystems

Planet Earth David Attenborough series that will help when studying ecosystems

Cowtopia – A look at the issue of increasing cattle ranching in relation to climate change

An Inconvenient Ruth – Al Gore’s look at climate change, the causes and effects.

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