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31/03/17

The Geographical Explorers have officially launched their garden project: Operation Unearthing Horticulture! https://t.co/d13XQTWNzr

31/03/17

South Norwood’s Crystal Palace Foundation Academy players get to watch the 1st team train and meet the players and management. https://t.co/Gqbs8MU4gD

31/03/17

A respectable joint 3rd for the year 8 netball team in the Federation Netball Tournament https://t.co/rTf42XzH16

31/03/17

Teachers give their predictions on the Y9/10 V Y11 game! Today is the day! £1 Entry, 2:00PM at HAUN https://t.co/Lt0cz533zn

29/03/17

Mr Ruddock addresses the Yr10 troops. They were unlucky to lose to a well drilled Trinity team https://t.co/4aAJNw5LOk

29/03/17

Kyle-Luke and Kwadwo perform their party tricks https://t.co/4Td1AzcFbr

29/03/17

Y9 are two times Federation Rugby Champions after beating Beckenham in the final #🔥 https://t.co/iVAR4qnptD

29/03/17

The Yr9 football team having an incredible season, they've reached the Croydon Cup Final for the 2nd year with a 5-1 win over Trinity. https://t.co/b4iCO5fjgj

29/03/17

Y7s rugby was cancelled but that didn't stop us organising our own game in the sun! https://t.co/8Og5ORBnuD

27/03/17

Executive Principal Blog Update 26th March 2017 https://t.co/ghegWOoMi1 https://t.co/sSveEJe1ME

24/03/17

Amazing afternoon at Rosslyn Park 7s. Big win after some special coaching from legend . https://t.co/0fo9hkWUFg

23/03/17

Thanks to coming in to teach our TalentID students about fitness and nutrition. https://t.co/8oGGg7QfN5

23/03/17

Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field. https://t.co/Zc7UgCqrCM

23/03/17

Yr 7 Girls coming 4th in a Croydon League Netball tournament out of 13 schools. Top work ladies! https://t.co/83AK7NMdl8

23/03/17

Yr 10 GCSE students began their path to becoming Sports Leaders today as they started studying for the Game Force Award. https://t.co/7Z99MYikOY

23/03/17

Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN https://t.co/IK5lQpegTO

17/03/17

Our boys beat Oxford 2-1. A great attitude shown by all with Nathan scoring the winner! https://t.co/0y3opX18Y1

17/03/17

Great day out in Portsmouth with the Norwood Talent ID Footballers. Training, meeting the 1st Team Squad and seeing a win. https://t.co/YsGvcSl399

17/03/17

Y9 boys are in the Federation Football Finals after a 5-4 win at Beckenham https://t.co/1Lc0x00EuC

17/03/17

The boys at Burgess Park BMX track, Norwood ID Programme allowing pupils to sample a variety of different sports https://t.co/5yUU20Do0r

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Geography

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“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment” – David Attenborough

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Why study GCSE Geography?

Geography offers students the opportunity to study a range of topics that delve into the physical processes of our planet, human societies and the economic and environmental challenges that we face as a global community. Geography is up-to-date and relevant, as well as exciting and adventurous. The Geography department aims to help students understand the world around them and their place within it.

The skills employed within Geography are seldom compartmentalised, rather they are fluid, crossing over into many disciplines such as the sciences, mathematics and other humanities subjects.

 

What will I study?

The GCSE provided by OCR has 3 units:

Unit 1: Our Natural World

  • In this unit you study Global Hazards, Changing Climate, Distinctive Landscapes and Sustaining Ecosystems.
  • Fieldwork – In year 10 Geographers go on a day trip to the river Tillingbourne in Surrey to study the channel shape and how it changes downstream due to human and physical factors.

Unit 2: People and Society

In this unit you study Urban Futures, Dynamic Development, UK in the 21st Century and Resource Reliance.

Fieldwork – In year 9 Geographers spend a day comparing the levels of deprivation between Norwood Junction and Crystal Palace.

Unit 3: Geographical Exploration

There isn’t any new content for unit 3, it’s all about applying what was studied in unit 1 and 2.

 

How will I be assessed?

There are three exams in Geography, one on each unit. Geographical skills are assessed in all three exams and fieldwork skills in unit 1 and 2. All the exams take place at the end of year 11.

Unit 1: Our Natural World

1hour 15minute exam worth 35% of your final grade