Year 9 & 10 Curriculum

Year 9 & 10 have started studying AQA Geography.

Exam board website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography

Course structure

  • Paper 1: Physical Geography - 1 hour 30 minutes - worth 37.5%
  • Paper 2: Human Geography - 1 hour 30 minutes - worth 37.5%
  • Paper 3: Fieldwork and skills - 1 hour 15 minutes - worth 25%

Course rationale from exam board

This popular course offers:

  • engaging and topical content
  • a stimulating blend of traditional and contemporary Geography to suit students of all abilities
  • the study of physical and human Geography in discrete, self-contained topic areas
  • a focus on physical processes and factors that produce diverse and dynamic landscapes over time.

Study of this course will give students of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop:

  • communication skills
  • graphical and cartographical skills
  • technological skills including ICT and GIS
  • interpersonal skills through debate and discussion
  • literacy and numeracy skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • entrepreneurial skills and awareness of career possibilities.

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