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Nottingham Academy

Key Stage 4

The Geography department offer two courses at Key Stage 4: GCSE Geography and BTEC Travel and Tourism.

GCSE Geography

We follow the WJEC GCSE specification B syllabus.  This is divided into three themes:

Theme 1:  Challenges of Living in a Built Environment
Theme 2:  Physical Processes & Relationships between People and Environments
Theme 3:  Uneven Development and Sustainable Environments

The course is broken down into individual key questions and taught as small topics to keep pupils engaged and to ensure content is current.

The course is assessed through two external examinations at the end of the final year and one piece of controlled assessment worth 25% assessed internally.

BTEC Travel and Tourism, Level 2 Certificate

Over the two years of studying this course, pupils complete eight units, two of which are assessed by external examination and the rest by means of a portfolio of work.

First Year

Unit

Title

Assessment method

Assessment point

1

The UK travel and tourism sector

External examination

June

2

UK travel and tourism

Internal assignment

October

4

International travel and tourism destinations

Internal assignment

April

5

Factors affecting worldwide travel

Internal assignment

June

Final Year

Unit

Title

Assessment method

Assessment point

7

Travel and Tourism business environments

External examination

January

9

Travel and tourism employment opportunities

Internal assignment

October

3

Development of travel and tourism in the UK

Internal assignment

April

8

Promotion and sales in travel and tourism

Internal assignment

June