‘Geography illuminates the past, explains the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?’ Sir Michael Palin. GCSE Geography is an academic GCSE which forms part of the English Baccalaureate. Here at Carleton High School we teach the AQA GCSE Geography course. This covers the following 6 topics: The Physical Landscape in The UK: Glacial Landscapes and Coastal Landscapes. Urban Issues and challenges The Challenge of Natural Hazards The Changing Economic World The Living World The Challenge of Resource Management This is 50% Physical Geography and 50% Human Geography but there is a strong focus upon numeracy, graphical, analytical and core examination skills throughout all of these topics. In addition there is a third examination paper which tests fieldwork enquiry skills and current issues evaluation. The course content includes sustainability, how other cultures exist and live, understanding of the physical and human world and how they interact with each other. Pupils learn useful geographical skills such as map reading, measuring weather and climate data and how to carry out fieldwork projects. In delivering this and more, we utilise thinking skills, enquiry based learning, group work, and decision making.