WJEC specification A
Battle Abbey Schools Geography course is fundamentally grounded in making the subject practical, vital and exciting. Focus is placed on getting the pupils outside the classroom and into the local environment as much as possible. This not only helps them to develop their knowledge of Geography concepts, but helps them to apply these subjects to the everyday world around them.
It is fortunate that Birling Gap, The Seven Sisters Cliffs, the South Downs, and Fairlight are all in close geographic proximity to the school. This allows the pupils the chance to explore the curriculum in a fresh and practical way that takes in the traditional elements of weather, rock formations and geology, but makes them memorable, vivid, exciting and new.
- River Processes and landforms
- Managing rivers
- Climate change, cause and effect
- Climate change reducing its impact
- Hazards at plate margins
- Reducing the risk from Tectonic activity
A Global world
- World population distribution
- Future changes in population
- Trends in globalisation
- Impacts of globalization
- Measuring Development
- Millennium Development Goals
This unit is worth 40% of the total examination
- Our changing coastlines
- Weather and Climate
This unit is worth 35% of the total examination
- A fieldwork enquiry worth 10% based on the following choices; coasts, weather and river investigations.
- A problem-solving/decision-making exercise worth 15%.
This unit represents 25% of the total examination
The two year course involves the study of both People and the natural environment and people in the human
An enquiry approach based upon topical issues and components is central to developing not only knowledge of our planet but also an understanding of how the natural and human parts interact together in both space and time. Geography has links with science, history, politics, economics, and sociology; it provides the key to studying many topical issues of today with an increasing understanding of how interdependent different sections of human activity really are! Within the department the importance of becoming a holistic geographer is paramount; being able to see issues from different perspectives whilst remaining on the fence to provide balanced substantiated and respected comment.
‘What we do in life echoes in eternity’