Exam Board: AQA
Full course title: GCSE Geography
Course Code: 8035
Website address: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035
Examination / controlled assessment breakdown: 100% exam based
- Human Geography - Section A: Urban Issues and Challenges, Section B: The Changing Economic World, Section C: The Challenge of Resource Management
- Physical Geography - Section A: The Challenge of Natural Hazards, Section B: The Living World, Section C: Physical Landscapes in the UK
- Fieldwork and Geographical skills are also learnt and assessed.
There are 3 exams:
- Physical Geography (35%)
- Human Geography (35%)
- Geographical Skills and Fieldwork (30%)
A GCSE in Geography will develop a range of transferable skills including: Communication, independent research and strong presentation skills, team work, data analysis and time management.
Potential University Courses: Geography, International Relations, Politics, Economics, PE, History, Politics, Economics, Media, Teaching, Law, Criminology, Forensics, Business, Journalism, Theology, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Law, Criminology, Medicine, Nursing.
Potential Careers: Journalism, politician, tourism, environmentalist, weather forecaster/presenter, town planner, surveyor, outdoor pursuits, survival expert, business, architects, finance and banking, law, politics, police, television, armed forces, research, doctor, teaching, law, social work, nursing, travel writer, TV researcher, conservation worker, architect, urban planner, environmental consultant, financial risk assessor, transport/logistics manager, diplomat, human rights officer, armed forces, surveyor, town planner, environmental engineer (all fields of engineering), marketing, social worker, hydrologist, hazard prediction and management and weather presenter.