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GCSE Geography Course

Exam board: WJEC
Exam code: 3110QS 

What is Geography?
Geography is a dynamic and relevant subject for all young people. They will learn about their place in the world and the responsibilities to the environment and the sustainability of the planet as well as to other people. Change is a key theme in Geography. Geography is about examining physical and human processes, monitoring change, identifying consequences and suggesting how best to manage new situations. Its unique strength is its focus on places and often complex processes that form and change locations.

Geographers have a particularly broad interest in the perceptions of a huge range of different players in changing situations. The geographical skills that students learn along the way equip them with a broad range of personal learning and thinking skills such as team work, independent enquiry and creative thinking- all highly valued by employers and universities. Students are encouraged to read the broad sheets and keep up to date with current affairs and world events.

Which subjects combine with Geography?
It is a subject that at GCSE incorporates aspects of Economics so will prepare students for this subject at A level as well as Geography A level. The subject also has strong cross-curricular relationships with other subjects including the Sciences, Business Studies, Economics and Citizenship.

Curriculum

WJEC GCSE Geography adopts an enquiry approach to the study of geographical information, issues and concepts. It is based on the principle that geographical
education should enable learners to become critical and reflective thinkers by engaging them actively in the enquiry process.

Should enable learners to develop the ability to think ‘like a geographer’ if they are given opportunities to:

  • think creatively, for example, by posing questions that relate to geographical
    processes and concepts that include questioning about spatial pattern and
    geographical change
  •  think scientifically by collecting and recording appropriate evidence from a range
    of sources, including fieldwork, before critically assessing the validity of this
    evidence and synthesising their findings to reach evidenced conclusions that
    relate to the initial aim of their enquiry
  •  think independently by applying geographical knowledge, understanding, skills
    and approaches appropriately and creatively to real world contexts. In so doing
    they should appreciate that geography can be ‘messy’ i.e. that real geography
    does not always match typical or predicted outcomes.

Assessment

This linear qualification will be available in May/June each year

Exam Access Arrangements

Exam access arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.

We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor.  The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits exams.

To find out more about exam access arrangements  click here

Study Options

You can choose from the following study options:

  • Online classes only
  • Blended learning – Classes at the campus and online
  • Distance learning course

FAQs

We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual. As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.


Straight away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol, you can begin your course at any time. Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.

You’ll sit the same GCSE exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification. Your GCSE course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

You can study GCSE courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and in person teaching in class, Online live classes only or Distant learning course.

IGCSE qualifications are ideal for those wanting to study for national qualifications by distance learning. Without all the administrative problems that encumber GCSE course work.

We offer a range of IGCSE Courses; see our Distance learning course page.


Choosing a tier isn’t always easy, particularly for languages, we can help you make a decision. Nobody is a better judge of a student’s ability than their teacher. Regular assessments and mock exams are a key part of our decision making.

If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.


  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have said in your enrolment.

GCSE’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year – would be an intensive course.
You may be able to complete this in one year as an intensive course, you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

We offer GCSEs – part time in the evenings to adult learners.


We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.

Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online.

If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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