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The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes...

St Ivo School Geography DepartmentWELCOME TO GCSE GEOGRAPHYGeography is all around you... Its real-life... Its relevant... Its happening now! And its fun!

St Ivo School Humanities Specialist College Geography Department

Geography tackles the big issues: environmental responsibilityOur global interdependenceCultural understanding and toleranceCommerce, trade and industryGeography will help you to develop transferable skills, which are highly sought after by employers...WHY GEOGRAPHY?

Compared to other subjects, geography graduates are among the most employable. They possess the skills that employers look for. In part this is because Geography combines a knowledge of science and an understanding of the arts.Geographers learn how to: write concise reports handle data ask questions and find answers make decisions about issues analyse material organise themselves think creatively & independentlyGeographers are: Good communicators Spatially area Socially, economically and environmentally aware problem solvers good team players computer literate well rounded, flexible thinkersGEOGRAPHY AT WORK

Discover new places!Travel AgentTourism OfficerEco-Tourism AdvisorTour GuideMedia ResearcherFascinated by maps?GIS SpecialistCartographerUtilities ManagerRemote SensingAnalystInterested in human behaviour?PlannerSocial WorkerMarket ResearcherHousing OfficerEstate AgentCare about the planet?Estate ManagerForestry RangerEnvironmental ConsultantPollution AnalystConservation OfficerInterested in Weather?Weather PresenterDisaster ManagerFlood Prevention OfficerRisk AssessorWater Supply CoordinatorEnjoy being in the landscape?HydrologistCoastal ManagerGeologistCivil EngineerSoil ConservationistWant to know why people work where they do?Economic DeveloperLocation AnalystRetailerRegional DeveloperTransport ManagerInterested in world events?Aid WorkerDiplomatRefugee AdvisorCharity CoordinatorOther professions... Accountant LawyerTeacherFinancePhotographerWith the transferrable skills Geography develops, the list is endless, but here are just a FEW ideas of geography related careers...

Course Structure:Unit 1 Geographical Skills and Challenges25% Unit 2- The Natural Environment physical & environmental topicsUnit 3- The Human Environment human and people issuesUnit 4- Investigating Geography an internally assessed piece of work undertaken in controlled conditionsEXAM 25%EXAM 25%EXAM 25%Internally assessed piece of work

Unit Title Assessment TypeGCSE Geography 2015-2017 Edexcel A

The course is made up of Four Unit covered throughout the two years. The exam has two tiers: Higher allowing you to achieve grades D-A* and Foundation allowing you to achieve grades G-C.


St Ivo School Geography DepartmentFIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES

The Geography Department have been running a successful residential trip to Iceland students since 2007 the trip is optional for those studying GCSE Geography and supports the Tectonics section of Unit 2.All students will undertake fieldwork for their Unit 4 geographical investigations unit, which may be a local based urban study, such as St Ives or Cambridge or a physical based study such as at river or the coast (theme depenendent).OPTIONAL ICELAND TRIP (SUMMER 2016)

Local based day visits


Our 2014 GCSE Results were 90% A* - CWe have also been given 2 awards this year recognising outstanding teaching and learning.

As well as being awarded the Secondary Geography Quality mark from the Geographical Association we have been deemed to be a Centre of Excellence which recognises the department's contribution to quality geography beyond the school and into the local or regional education communityWe have also been awarded the Princes Teaching Institute Geography mark recognising our commitment to constantly seeking to enhancing teaching and learning of Geography ST IVO SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT SUCCESSES

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