Geography - Curriculum Overview

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GCSE Geography (2016 Specification)

Current Year 9 and 10 Only

AQA Specification (

What will you study?

At GCSE, students follow the AQA Geography specification. It is examined at the end of year 11. The course allows us to deliver a range of exciting topics covering both human and physical geography. Students are also able to develop their geographical, mathematical and literacy skills.

Year 9 gives students the opportunity to study a range of topics. We begin looking at local Geography through issues such as crime, understanding the physical geography of the local area and assessing how people perceive Tenterden and Homewood as a place. We continue through national geography studying themes such as national parks through to global geography where we attack topics such as development and political geography. Throughout year 9, students will become masters at the essential skills they require to be successful at GCSE.

In years 10 and 11, student begin learning the content they are required to know for their public examination.

Living with the physical environment

- The challenge of natural hazards

 - The living world

 - Physical landscapes in the UK

Challenges in the human environment

 - Urban issues and challenges

 - The changing economic world

 - The challenge of resource management

Geographical applications

 - Issue Evaluation

 - Fieldwork (Students will attend at least two fieldtrips during the course).

Geographical skills

 - Cartographic skills

 - Graphical skills

 - Numerical Skills

 - Statistical skills

How will you be assessed?

GCSE Geography (2014 Specification)

Current Year 11 Only


GCSE Geography (AQA) – Unit 1 (Physical Geography) – 22nd May 2017 (PM)

There are only three units that you will be assessed on:

  • The Restless Earth
  • Water on Land
  • Coastal Zone

GCSE Geography (AQA) – Unit 2 (Human Geography) – 6th June 2017 (PM)

There are only three units that you will be assessed on:

  • Population Change
  • Development Gap
  • Tourism