Overview

Students in years 10 at UTC Leeds have the option to study geography GCSE. Geography develops students’ engineering skills, giving them a balanced framework of physical and human topics and investigating the link between them. Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom, higher income countries, newly emerging economies and lower income countries. Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also develop their understanding of their role in society by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes, all key to employability.

Geography GCSE

Exam board: AQA

Year 10

Topics of study include:

  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • The living world
  • Physical landscapes in the UK
  • Geographical skills

Students also study case studies and examples. Case studies are broader in context and require greater breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding.

Year 11

Topics of study include:

  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The changing economic world
  • The challenge of resource management

We also complete an exciting fieldwork trip to Bridlington where we collect primary data which will be used in the exam. We look at both the human (town/tourism) and physical side (the beach) of the seaside town. Through this, students are given the opportunity to consolidate and extend their geographical understanding by relating learning to real experiences of the world.

Staff and Contact Details

Alastair Chambers, Subject Leader of Geography  alastair.chambers@utcleeds.co.uk

Abigail Townsley

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