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GCSE Geography AQA A

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Kate Abbott

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GCSE Geography AQA
A sense of environmental responsibility.
Many useful and interesting facts.
How to read and use different kinds of maps.
How to carry out valuable and accurate fieldwork.
How to discuss and address large scale problems. e.g. global warming, poverty, pollution etc.
To evaluate and analyse wide varieties of data.
What is GCSE Geography all about?
The syllabus focuses on a wide variety of issues and builds on the knowledge and understanding you have developed at Key Stage 3.

The emphasis is on the understanding of physical, human and environmental geography.

You will study the following topics:

Challenges in the Human environment
Urban issues and challenges
The changing economic world
The challenge of resource management
Living with the Physical Environment
Restless Earth
Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment.
Whilst studying GCSE Geography you will learn:

Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger
That the earths population is growing by 9000 people every hour?
You will learn...
Urban Issues and challenges
That urban areas are growing and that cities are transforming?
The changes are caused by US!
That there are potential implication of this change that YOU need to act on...
You can own land along the coast - but not under the sea. The sea bed and land below high tide belongs to the Queen!
Every year Africa sends more money to Western banks in interest on its debts than it receives in foreign aid from the same banks.
You will learn

The changing economic world
What a LIC and NEE are?
Why development of countries is a key issues for us all to be aware of?
Why there is a development gap and how it is changing.
You will learn
The challenges of resource management
How the world is using key resources.
How food, water and energy are key talking points for all countries.
What we can do to ensure our future is sustainable.

This winter has been the wettest on record in the last 250 years
The earth is actually broken into 52 jigsaw pieces - not just the 14 we have told you about so far!
You will learn...
Physical landscapes in the UK
What landscapes we have in the UK and why they are unique.
How and why our coast changes shape and will happen to YOU if sea levels rise.
Why our rivers always flood and how we can use this resource to improve our lives.
You will learn...
The challenge of natural hazards
Why our earth is unstable?
What tectonics are and what they can cause.
Why our weather is becoming more extreme.
What is really happening with 'Climate change'.
You will learn...
The living world
What are our precious ecosystems?
Why should we really care about our Rainforests?
Why rivers are dangerous?
What are our hot or cold environments really like and what does that mean for you?
30% of the total course is based on Paper 3:

A pre-released booklet that examines an issue,
Fieldwork tasks you have completed.
Geographical skills
Jobs for Geographers...
Town planning
Environment management
Emergency Management
Foreign service
Estate Agent
Information scientist
The challenge of natural hazards
Physical landscapes in the UK
The living World
Paper 2: written exam worth 35% of total mark.
Paper 1: written exam worth 35% of total grade.
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