Key Stage 4

Geography is a popular and successful GCSE subject at Kettlethorpe. We follow the AQA GCSE Geography (8035) syllabus.

The full exam specification can be found at

This exciting course is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows pupils to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds.  Pupils who complete the course will have the skills and experience to progress onto A-level and beyond, and we’ve developed a range of resources to accompany the specification.

This qualification is linear which means that pupils will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Subject content:

Living with the physical environment – The challenge of natural hazards; The living world; Physical landscapes in the UK

Challenges in the human environment – Urban issues and challenges; The changing economic world; The challenge of resource management

Geographical applications – Issue evaluation; Fieldwork

Geographical skills

Progress is assessed at regular intervals to ensure pupils remain on target and regular revision and support programmes are in place.

Here is a recommended wider reading list for KS4 pupils.