Geography GCSE

Full Name of Specification

AQA GCSE Geography

Exam board specification link

Name of textbook if used

CGP GCSE AQA Geography

Why study this course?

Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

What can you expect from this course?

Students will develop their understanding of how geographical concepts affect our changing world. They examine how the growing worldwide population increases the demand on Earth’s systems. Students also develop as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a sustainable and inclusive future.

How is it assessed?

3 exam papers

What are the entry requirements?


What can I do after completing this qualification?

Geography will help you develop your communication and teamwork skills, as you’ll often work on group projects. You’ll also develop your research and analysis skills including in IT, lab and fieldwork, which means you will be able to collect and look for patterns in data.

Employers love the mix of technical and social skills people get from studying geography, which they see as very transferable, i.e. useful for a whole range of jobs.

What will I study?

Living with the physical environment
Challenges in the human environment
Geographical applications
Geographical skills

Additional activities within this subject

2 Field days doing data collection


Andrew Storey