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We aim to deliver a high-quality and challenging geographical education, which will inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.

The Geography learning journey at The Roseland will equip students with a knowledge of the location of diverse places. A range of physical and human features will be studied, some being on a small scale to others being on a global scale. Case studies will be selected from areas across the globe including countries in various stages of development. An understanding of how these features have been shaped by physical and human processes will be explored. The subject material covered will involve famous geographical events and whenever appropriate lessons will be adapted to incorporate current world events. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of varied landscapes. Students will appreciate how landscapes can change over time, considering different viewpoints on the benefits, issues and possible solutions for the future. Students will be able to develop well-evidenced arguments drawing on their geographical knowledge and understanding.

Whilst studying the different topics, students will develop lifelong skills fit for the 21st Century.

We aspire to develop global citizens who recognise the responsibility they have to other people as well as to the sustainability of our planet, in a rapidly changing world.

At The Roseland Academy we have chosen the AQA GCSE specification.

Topics Covered

Living with the Physical Environment
  • Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • Living World
  • Physical Landscapes in the UK (coasts and rivers)

Challenges in the Human Environment
  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Changing Economic World
  • Resource Management (inc. water management)

Geographical Applications
  • Issue Evaluation (from pre-release)
  • Fieldwork (human and physical interaction)

Students develop their competence in applying sound enquiry and investigative approaches to questions and hypotheses by carrying out at least one day of fieldwork.

Assessment of the Course

There are 3 exams at the end of the course. Paper 1 is Living with the Physical Environment and lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 35%.

Paper 2 is Challenges in the Human Environment and again lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 35%. Paper 3 is Geographical Applications and is slightly shorter at 1 hour 15 minutes and is worth 30%.