Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

NOTE: CCEA will not be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

GCSE Geography

Through studying this unitised specification, students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and how they affect our changing world;
  • begin to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments, from local to global;
  • develop geographical skills and learn how to use appropriate technologies;
  • begin to appreciate the differences and similarities between people’s views of the world, its environments, societies and cultures;
  • consider how they can contribute to a sustainable and inclusive environment;
  • understand the significance of values and attitudes to the development and resolution of issues;
  • develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork and other learning outside the classroom; and
  • have opportunities to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical thinkers with enquiring minds.

This specification prepares students for the study of geography at a more advanced level, for example courses in Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and GCE Geography, or Advanced Vocational Certificate in Education in Travel and Tourism.