Geography

COURSE TITLE
GCSE Geography
EXAM BOARD
AQA
COURSE CONTENT
Paper 1 – Living with the physical environment – 37.5% – (Physical Geography)3.1.1 Section A: The challenge of natural hazards, 3.1.2 Section B: Physical landscapes in the UK, 3.1.3 Section C: The living world

Paper 2 – Challenges in the human environment – 37.5% (Human geography)
3.2.1 Urban issues and challenges, 3.2.2 The changing economic world, 3.2.3 The challenge of resource management, 3.4 Geographical skills

Paper 3 – Geographical Applications – 25%
3.3.1 Issue evaluation, 3.3.2 Fieldwork, 3.4 Geographical skills

OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Paper 1 – Living with the physical environment – 37.5% – (Physical Geography)

  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPGST))
  • Paper 2 – Challenges in the human environment – 37.5% (Human geography)
    Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 88 marks (including 3 marks for SPGST)
Paper 3 – Geographical Applications – 25%

  • Written exam: 1 hour
  • 76 marks (including 6 marks for SPGST)
  • Pre-release resources made available from mid-March in the year of the exam
FUTURE PATHWAYS
Any humanities qualifications at GCSE provide a good basis for study post -16 and onto careers in people orientated career pathways – e.g. administration, journalism, marketing, consultation, law, communications, social service, public service, teaching alongside archaeology, NGOs, government and politics.