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St Thomas More

Catholic School


Course outline

  • Topic 1 – The Changing Landscapes of the UK  
  • Topic 2 – Weather hazards and climate change 
  • Topic 3 – Ecosystems, biodiversity and management 
  • Topic 4 – Changing Cities
  • Topic 5 – Global Development  
  • Topic 6 – Resource Management (energy)
  • Topic 7 – Geographical investigations
  • Topic 8 – Fieldwork


What type of student succeeds at Geography GCSE?

Geography is a demanding but exciting GCSE. It requires pupils to be curious about the world around them and think critically about the ways in which the environment and people are interconnected. Pupils should have a natural interest in current affairs, politics and sustainability.


Complementary subjects

Geography is well paired with any of the science or social science subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, and Business.



Students will be set one piece of homework per week.


Student View

“I have really enjoyed studying geography because I am get to learn the theories and background of real life events that are happening around the work such as famine and earthquakes.”


Future Directions

Which university courses require Geography A Level?

Geography, geology and environmental sciences all require geography.

Which university courses look favourably on Geography A Level?

Geography is looked on favourably by courses such as environmental sciences, economics as well courses like law and accounting.

Which careers could Geography A Level lead to?

Some graduates pursue jobs directly related to geography, such as in town and transport planning, land and water management, environmental consultancy, development policy, tourism or recreation. Geography also develops skills valued in more generalist careers such as information technology, administration and management, the financial sector.