Jumeirah College. Geography GCSE 1312 A Edexcel. Welcome to this presentation, describing the Geography GCSE 1312 A Edexcel course. Unit Information.
The Geography GCSE is designed to develop a range of relevant skills and knowledge from students previous study of Geography. It will introduce them to new skills, new places and new ideas. It will also allow students to apply what they are learning and understand more about how people’s decisions shape the world we live in.
Unit A1: The Physical World
Unit A1’s theme is the physical world. It covers Rivers, Glaciation and Coasts.
Unit A2: The Human World
Unit A2’s theme is the human world. Studies include Population Change, Population Structure and its Characteristics and Settlements.
Unit A3: The Economic World
Unit 3’s theme is the economic world. In this unit, students will study Economic Systems, Farming Systems and Location of Industry.
Unit A4: The Natural World
Unit A4’s theme is ‘The Natural World’. Students will study air masses and weather, world climates and forest communities.
Unit B5: Managing the Environment
Unit B5’s theme is ‘Managing the Environment’. In this unit, students will study coastal management, river management and fragile environments.
Unit C7: Managing Tourism
Unit C7’s theme is ‘Managing Tourists’. Throughout this unit, students study growth of global tourism, impact on people and environments and management issues.
An investigation based on primary data collection. Candidates are required to use ICT at various stages in their investigation. The coursework write-up will be a maximum of 2,000 words.
The coursework project is on Tourism in Dubai.
The course is made up of a series of core units that cover the themes of physical and human geography while the option units (B5 & C7) look at interrelationships between people and the environment which give a broad and balanced overview of the subject. A variety of teaching methods are used including discussions of topical issues, debates, simulations, videos, fieldwork as well as more traditional methods.
Assessment occurs in two tiers. Foundation tier candidates take papers 1F and 2F and submit one item of coursework. This tier is targeted at grades C to G. Higher tier candidates take papers 3H and 4H and also submit on item of coursework. This is targeted at grades A* to D.
A GCSE in Geography is a stepping-stone to a whole range of future opportunities. A good grade will help you move onto any A/S or A Level course. Alternatively, employment opportunities where your geographical skills will be particularly valued include journalism and the media, law, engineering, business management, ICT, environmental management, teaching, economic planning, marketing, leisure, recreation and tourism.