Year 9 Options 20/21 - Geography

Examination Board:
Course Description:
The course aims to inspire and move students by following a broad course.
Students look at a wide variety of geographical issues and concepts, based around topics such as climate
change, coastal management, population and globalisation. Students get the opportunity to apply their
knowledge and skills with fieldwork and practical investigations.
They develop their knowledge and understanding or geographical concepts and apply these to a changing
world. They learn to appreciate the importance of the location of a place and how it integrates with other
environments, societies and cultures.
How will students learn?
The course enables you to develop a wide range of skills that is a mixture of written work, reading and
presentations. Students will have the opportunity to complete two key pieces of fieldwork that will allow
them to gain a range of different skills such as; data collection and independent study skills. This will then aid
them in their completion of paper 3 in their end of year exams.
How will the course be assessed?
Three examinations:
Unit 1 – The Physical Environment 1hr30m Examination 37.5%
Unit 2 – The Human Environment 1hr30m Examination 37.5%
Unit 3 – Geographical Investigation 1hr30m Examination 25%
Education Pathways after Year 11:
AS/A2/IB Geography
AS/A2 Geology
AS/A2/IB Politics
AS/A2 Sociology
Career Routes:
Urban Planning
Construction Industry
Transportation Management
Environmental Management
GIS Specialist