Higher-Geography

Higher Geography

The course consists of units from both physical and human geography as well as to optional units

Physical Geography

Atmosphere

Hydrosphere

Lithosphere

Biisphere 

Human Geography

Population

Rural 

Urban 

 

As well as these core units there are two optional units that students must study from the Global Issues Unit

Development and health

Energy

 

Assessment is based on a 2hr 15min exam that will assess out of

50 marks the above content

10 marks for a skills paper

And an assignment worth 33% of the final mark that will be based on field work.

 

How about the Assignment

 

The assignment is worth 33% of the final mark, being marked out of a total of 30 – split up in the following way

 

A. Carrying out research on a geographical topic or issue Candidates can be credited in a number of ways up to a maximum of 6 marks.

 

B. Use of and reference to Processed Information Candidates can be credited in a number of ways up to a maximum of 4 marks.

 

C. Drawing on knowledge and understanding of the geographical topic or issue Candidates can be credited in a number of ways up to a maximum of 8 marks.

 

D. Analysing information Candidates can be credited in a number of ways up to a maximum of 6

marks.

 

E. Reaching an overall conclusion, supported by a range of evidence Candidates can be credited in a number of ways up to a maximum of 2 marks.

 

F. Communicating information Candidates can be credited in a number of ways up to a maximum of 4 marks.

 

Ideally students should independently investigate their issue outside of school hours. We will be doing this assignment soon after Christmas with a completion date of February half term. It would be useful if parents ensured that students are indeed working on their assignments – to aid with this students will be given a diary sheet to record what they have done so far and for targets to be set by the teacher.