Conisborough College Entrance

Geography

Key Stage 3 Geography

In Geography you will be introduced to geographical skills such as a knowledge of places and an understanding of geographical processes.  Throughout KS3 students study geography which is infused with physical, human, and environmental components. This prepares them for future geography GCSE assessments.

Course Content

Geography remains a compulsory subject at Key Stage 3. The course will involve students in developing a range of distinct skills that will equip them for future life. They will develop proficient map skills and a range of ICT skills. They will solve problems and complete case study enquiries, one of which will be based on a fieldwork theory paper. They will learn how to collect information, interpret evidence, make decisions, draw, and justify conclusions, as well as communicate their findings.

Key Stage 4 Geography

We are current following OCR A geography specification at GCSE. This is a thematic study that allows students to engage in contemporary case studies and make synoptic links throughout the course. These Themes include:

  • Theme 1 – Living in the UK Today
  • Theme 2 – The World Around Us
  • Theme 3 – Geographical Skills

Examination Details

  • Written Paper (Theme 1) 30%
  • Written Paper (Theme 2) 30%
  • Written Paper (Theme 3) 40%

Career Opportunities

  • Surveying
  • Meteorologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Conservationist
  • Urban Designer
  • Journalist
  • Construction
  • Commerce and Creating GIS Systems

For more information on this or other specific subjects, please contact the relevant Curriculum Lead via email using the Staff List

Paper Copies

If you require a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information on our website, please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

From our 2019 report

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