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GCSE Geography at Kenilworth School

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  • 1. Why choose Geography at GCSE? 2008 82% of Kenilworth Geography pupils achieved an A* to C grade 2009 79% of Kenilworth Geography pupils achieved an A* to C grade

2. - About the world around you - To use your drawing skills in making effective maps, diagrams and graphs. - How to discuss and address large scale problems (eg: global warming, poverty, pollution etc.) Whilst studying GCSE Geography you will learn: - A sense of environmental responsibility - How to carry out valuable and accurate fieldwork 3. Rivers and Coasts Population & Settlement Natural Hazards Economic development You will undertake fieldwork and trips You will research one of the following topics: Disease Trade Ecosystems Sport Fashion Energy New Technologies Crime Tourism You will study the following topics. 4. How will I be taught? You will not be working in the way you have worked in Year 9 this year. It is traditional teaching methods rather than learning through the news, but a knowledge of what is happening in the world right now will help you a lot. There are two tiers of entry Higher tier (A* D) Foundation tier (C G) 5. Field Trips Currently the GCSE residential trip is to Swanage, Dorset. It lasts for 3 days and all students are expected to attend. 6. How will you be assessed?Your Geography GCSE is made up of three parts: This makes up 25% of your final mark.There are two pieces of work that need to be done. One piece is 1200 words long and is based on a fieldtrip. The other piece of work is 800 words long and you get to choose a title from a list of topics. Part 1 Controlled assessment (the new name for coursework) Part 2 Exam 1 Decision Making This is worth 25% of your grade and is an decision making exam based on the work done in lessons.Part 3 Exam 2 Key Themes This exam is worth 50% and tests your knowledge and understanding of the issues studied.