GCSE Geography

Why choose Geography at Fulwood Academy?
The world is full of wonders, but they become more wonderful, not less wonderful when science looks at them.

 Sir David Attenborough


Geography prepares you for the world of work. The wide range of skills learnt will make any student highly employable!

The geography department is dedicated to helping students achieve the best possible grades, with enjoyable and stimulating lessons through to accessible revision classes.

We hope the study of geography will stimulate an interest into this complex and ever changing world!

This subject will suit you if:

  • You are a good communicator and want the opportunity to develop your 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.
  • You are an independent learner interested in how we interact with the planet and gaining an appreciation of the world around us.
  • You are interested in developing enriching your sense of place and finding out more about physical and human geography.


What will the course involve?


AQA GCSE 8035 Syllabus A new specification

Topics covered over the course include;

  • Volcanoes and earthquakes, extreme weather, climate change, tropical rainforests, hot deserts, rivers and coasts.
  • Urban issues, development, changes to the U.K. economy and resource management (food, water and energy).
  • There will also be two fieldwork investigations involving 2 days outside of school.


How will I be assessed?

Unit 1: Living with the physical environment 1 hour 30 mins 35%
Unit 2: Challenges of the human environment 1 hour 30 mins 35%
Unit 3: Geographical application and geographical skills 1 hour 15 mins 30%

Where does the course lead?


Geographers enter a very wide range of career areas and put simply there is no such thing as a geography job; there are jobs that geographers do. Studying geography provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning.


Geography is an entry point to many careers, for example: town and transport planning, chartered surveying, land and water management, sustainability, environmental consultancy, development, tourism, conservation, demography, housing and social welfare.

Employers seek a mixture of skills, qualifications and experience when they recruit for a job. As a geographer you will be in demand as you will be a good communicator, have competent I.T. skills, be an independent researcher, able to work effectively in a team and be able to combine information from a variety of sources.