“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” – Barack Obama
Geography at Epsom and Ewell enables students to investigate, question and debate key geographical theories. With the new GCSE specification students are expected to be able to evaluate different points of view and reach conclusions based on real examples and their own knowledge.
We encourage students to keep up to date with the news as something that is contemporary and happening now such as a hurricane can be applied in class and exams. Geography is a broad subject which encompasses skills from a range of subjects across the school including Maths, Science and English.
The students will study Eduqas B 9-1 geography, the course is 100% exam based and is tested through 3 exams at the end of year 11. The exams are based on content from lessons, problem solving and the newest exam is a fieldwork paper which is primarily linked to a fieldtrip that students will undergo in year 11.
Overall geography allows students to learn about the physical, human, ethical and moral geography through contemporary case studies and topical issues around the globe.
Course specifications can be viewed by clicking on the links below.