Thomas Keble Geography Key Stage 4

Geography KS4

The GCSE Geography course is a two-year course taught in three units. There are two pieces of controlled assessment worth up to 25% and two exams of one hour 30 minutes duration worth up to 37.5% each. Both exams take place in June of Year 11.

The units studied are as follows:

  • Managing places in the 21st century ‘Coastal Environments and Urban Environments’ (37.5%)
  • Living with Natural Hazards and Investigating Global Tourism (37.5%)


  • One ½ hour exam upon the first unit
  • One ½ hour exam upon the second unit
  • Controlled Assessment – 2 projects (25%)

Project 1: A report on an investigative fieldwork exercise including the collection of primary data and the presentation and analysis of results. This will be a coastal investigation into the processes, landforms and management near Swanage, Dorset  (15%)

Project 2: A research essay (800 words) on a geographical topic. Title: Water, a precious resource. Teaching will examine the roles ,use, conservation and management of water in our society . Pupils will complete their own independent essay based on their own research. (10%)