Study People, Places, and Processes…....study life……study Geography!
Is Geography in the news?......Geography IS the news!
Our students study the AQA 8035 specification in geography.
This exciting course is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows you to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the interactions between the man-made and natural worlds. Those who complete the course will have the skills, knowledge and experience to progress onto A-level and beyond if you choose to, or be well placed to do other courses, as well as increasing their employability through the wide range of qualities you will have developed.
The world is your oyster! Develop a sense of awe and wonder about your world.
Explore it and learn how today’s world was shaped and understand the challenges we face in the future.
GEOGRAPHERS CAN: Make a concise report, handle data, ask questions and find the answers, make decisions about an issue, analyse material, manage themselves, solve problems, and are independent thinkers.
Statistics show that compared to other subjects Geography graduates are right amongst the most employable. They possess the skills that employers look for. In part this is because the subject is a combination of the facts of science and the understanding of the arts.
GEOGRAPHERS ARE: Good communicators, spatially aware, socially and environmentally aware, problem solvers, good team players, computer literate, well rounded, flexible thinkers.
Key terms ‘unlock’ the topics. They are the geography of the question. You should try to get familiar with, and gain some understanding of, these terms in relation to the topics that you study. The required terms are listed below under each of the topic headings. Each list includes only the geographical terms stated in the specification. You are encouraged to use other specialist geographical vocabulary in their answers where you can, as well as the terms listed in the document below. You could print them out, cut them up, shuffle them, ‘dual code’ a doodle, image, picture, symbol etc to go with it to help you to understand and remember them. REMEMBER to leave out the key terms for ‘Cold Environments’, and ‘Glacial landscapes in the UK’, ‘Food management’ and ‘Energy management’.
Your Geographical skills will be assessed throughout the 3 examination papers. The following links will help improve your skills alongside the work done in lessons and other resources you will use throughout your time with CHES.
Numerical and Statistical Skills
If you want to look at a sample exam paper, you can access one here along with the 'INSERT' which contain the photos/maps/tables/and diagrams that you may be asked to interpret and refer to, upon which the questions are based. We will be able to provide you with lots more during the course as you practise how to answer the questions and develop your understanding.
Paper 1 - Living with the Physical Environment
Paper 2 - Challenges in the Human Environment
Command words are the words and phrases used in exams and other assessment tasks that tell you how you should answer the question. Like the ‘orders’ or ‘instructions’ within a question. Knowing these will help you ‘decode’ the questions much better, and take the mystery out of them!
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