KS4

Geography

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mrs S Mycock
Subject Leader
smk@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs S Petricco
Geography Teacher
spe@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr D Watters
Geography Teacher
dws@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr A Mycock
Assistant Headteacher
amk@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
GCSE (9-1) Geography AEdexcelhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-a-2016.html Component 1 GAO/01 The Physical Environment
1hour 30 minutes written examination.
37.5% of qualification.

Component 2 GAO/02 The Human Environment
1hour 30 minutes written examination.
37.5% of qualification.

Component 3
GAO/03 Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges
1 hour 30 minutes written examination.
25% of qualification.

Year 10

Term 1
Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

Term 2
Global Development

Term 3
The Changing Landscapes of the UK: Coasts & Rivers.
Including field trip to study the changing profile of the River Wyre.

Year 11

Term 1
Changing Cities
Including field trip to study changes in retail patterns in Preston.

Term 2
Weather hazards and climate change

Term 3
Resource Management

How and when is my child assessed?

Students will sit three exam papers at the end of Year 11.  Paper 1 will assess The Physical environment, Paper 2 will assess The Human Environment and Paper 3 will assess the fieldwork investigations and UK challenges.

How to support your child in Geography:

Our exam board Edexcel has produced a very useful revision guide and co-ordinating work book.  We would like all Geography GCSE students to have their own copy if possible. These books offer a fantastic starting point for revision and will allow you to discuss revision with your child.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/REVISE-Edexcel-Geography-Revision-Workbook-Exams-Revise/1292133732/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497867261&sr=1-2&keywords=edexcel+GCSE+Geography

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/REVISE-Edexcel-GCSE-Geography-Revision-Guide-Revise/1292133775/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2DQ2NPM2Q9E264T316HB