‘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 which covers six topics. These include the Physical Landscape in the UK, Glacial Landscapes and Coastal Landscapes, as well as Urban Issues and Challenges.
There is both Physical Geography and Human Geography, with a strong focus upon numeracy, graphical, analytical and core examination skills throughout all of these topics. 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. Students 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.