In Year 9 all our students carry out a local area investigation in which they decide upon the best route for a local road race. They also have the opportunity to attend Dynamic Earth, an interactive learning centre in Edinburgh, to learn more in depth about the natural world and plate tectonics.
GCSE 2017/18 Year 11 - At KS4 pupils study AQA B syllabus for Geography GCSE. Students will sit two exams of 1 hour 30 minutes, each worth 37.5% of the full GCSE. Both these exams will be taken in the summer term of Year 11. Controlled Assessment is worth 25% of the grade. Controlled Assessment for 25% of the pupil's final grade. The GCSE course deals with 3 Unit Examinations each of which consists of a one hour final examination.
GCSE 2017 onwards for Year 10 - All students will follow the AQA syllabus for GCSE Geography. Students will sit three exam papers, two of which will last 1 hour 30 minutes, each worth 35% of the full GCSE. The exam content will include
The Challenge of Natural Hazards
The final exam will last 1 hour 15 minutes, and is worth 30% of the final GCSE. This will be based on a pre-release exam booklet, which will be released 12 weeks before the exam.