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Lealands High School

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Why choose this subject?

Students will travel around the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs) 

The topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by giving different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

Course content

Paper 1:

  • Tectonic Hazards 
  • Weather Hazards 
  • Climate Change 
  • Ecosystems 
  • UK Physical Landscapes 

Paper 2: 

  • Urban Issues 
  • Economic Development 
  • Food, Water & Energy Resources 
  • UK Case Studies 

Paper 3: 

  • The different field studies 
  • Collecting, recording, analyzing field data 
  • Statistical techniques 
  • Decision Making 

Possible careers

Natural Environment: 

  • Coastal Engineer 
  • Hydrologists 
  • Earth Scientist 
  • Weather Forecaster 

Maps and software 

  • GIS Specialist 
  • Military GIS specialist 
  • Mapping software designer
  • Surveyor 

The skills that you learn in Geography make you more employable. 

If you have any questions about GCSE Geography, please contact Mr Davis.