Grammar School

Geography Year 10 and 11

Geography Head of Department: Mr K Moherndl

Assessment: Geography

Controlled assessment of fieldwork 25% 1½ hr decision-making exam based on Theme 4 25%

1¾ hrs exam based on Themes 1-3 50%


The GCSE focusses on up-to-date topics and issues facing the world today.

There are four main themes:

Theme 1: Rivers and Coasts

Theme 2: Population and Settlement

Theme 3: Natural Hazards

Theme 4: Economic Development

There is an opportunity to undertake controlled assessment through field work. For the last few years, the topic has been focussed on coastal management of Guernsey’s west coast.

The Department makes use of a broad range of teaching and learning resources. Students will learn using a wide variety of tasks, including the interpretation of pictures, maps and DVDs, preparation of speeches and decision-making exercises as well as more active learning techniques.

Studying Geography widens students’ horizons and helps them become better world citizens. Many employers highly regard Geography as it helps to develop a wide range of skills, including data collection and analysis, computer literacy, self-motivation and team work skills.

The GCSE focusses on up-to-date topics and issues facing the world today.

There are four main themes:

Theme 1: Rivers and Coasts

Theme 2: Population and Settlement

Theme 3: Natural Hazards

Theme 4: Economic Development

There is an opportunity to undertake controlled assessment through field work. For the last few years, the topic has been focussed on coastal management of Guernsey’s west coast.

The Department makes use of a broad range of teaching and learning resources. Students will learn using a wide variety of tasks, including the interpretation of pictures, maps and DVDs, preparation of speeches and decision-making exercises as well as more active learning techniques.

Studying Geography widens students’ horizons and helps them become better world citizens. Many employers highly regard Geography as it helps to develop a wide range of skills, including data collection and analysis, computer literacy, self-motivation and team work skills.

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