Geography

GCSE Geography at Malden Oaks encourages students to ‘think like geographers’ by developing an enquiry approach to contemporary topics of study. This qualification integrates fieldwork and geographical skills into the content.

The course comprises three components:

  1. Our natural world

Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world they live in and why it looks the way it does. They study the rich diversity of landscapes and ecosystems which are changing through physical processes and human interactions.

There are four topics:

  • Global hazards
  • Changing climate
  • Distinctive landscapes
  • Sustaining ecosystems.
  1. People and society

Students explores the social, cultural, political and economic forces that make places unique, and how these change over time and space, particularly the growth of urbanisation and the challenges of feeding an ever-growing population.

There are four topics:

  • Urban futures
  • Dynamic development
  • UK in the 21st century
  • Resource reliance
  1. Geographical exploration

This component draws on geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that have already been developed. This synoptic assessment enables students to demonstrate their understanding of the connections between the different elements of the subject.

Geographical skills:

  • Cartographic
  • Graphical
  • Numerical
  • Statistical.

Geography GCSE will provide learners with a solid grounding, whether they are going on to college or the workplace. The qualification aims to inspire a passion for Geography within learners which encourages an interest in the subject beyond academic achievements, for the rest of their life.