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The clothes you are wearing are a perfect example of how global your identity is, designed in Italy, the cloth sourced from cotton in the Russian steppes, constructed in the most competitive labour markets of Far East Asia and marketed to us by a sports celebrity from North America or Europe.
 
Quite simply every aspect of our lives is linked to a worldwide community from the clothes we are proud of to the food we enjoy, the music that entertains us and the causes that we support. The world is a breathtaking treasure full of adventure and wonder and through the study of Geography at Budmouth we strive to nourish the fascination of our students in the unique world in which they inhabit.
 
Qualification
 
Qualification:
GCSE
Awarding Body:
AQA
Specification:
Geography A

Course Information
 
Unit 1: Physical Geography 37.5% of the full GCSE
 
• External examination
• June availability starting from June 2014
 
Summary of Content
 
Section A
• The Restless Earth
• Rocks, Resources and Scenery
• Challenge of Weather and Climate
• Living World
 
Section B
• Water on the Land
• Ice on the Land
• The Coastal Zone
 
Style of Assessment
 
• 1 hour 30 minute examination
• Candidates answer three questions, one from Section A and one from Section B
plus free choice of one other.

Unit 2: Human Geography 37.5% of the full GCSE
 
• External examination
• June availability starting from June 2014
 
Summary of Content
 
Section A
• Population Change
• Changing Urban Environments
• Changing Rural Environments
 
Section B
• The Development Gap
• Globalisation
• Tourism
 
Style of Assessment
 
• 1 hour 30 minute examination
• Candidates answer three questions, one from Section A and one from Section B
plus free choice of one other
• Spelling, punctuation and grammar will be assessed in this unit.
 
Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation 25% of the full GCSE
 
• Controlled Assessment
• June availability starting from June 2014
 
Local Fieldwork Investigation
 
Marked out of 60. Maximum word guidance of 2000. 6 hour write-up under direct supervision.
 
Assessment
 
75% Examination
2 Exam papers
 
25% Coursework
2 pieces of coursework
 
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