Geography GCSE

Members of Staff Responsible: Mr C. Moorhouse and Miss A. Ollerenshaw
Examinations: GCSE Board – AQA
Three papers worth 100%
1 entry level – there has been a removal of tiers

Geography GCSE

Specification 


The course has three themes: 


1. Living with the physical environment 

2. Challenges in the human environment 

3. Geographical applications 


Pupils need to have a range of map and graph skills and be able to use photos, table and graph resources to solve geographical problems. Many questions require short answers but extended written answers are included in all papers. 


Exams 


Paper 1: 


The challenges of natural hazards, The Living World, Physical landscapes in the UK, Geographical Skills. 1 hour 30 minutes. 35% of the course/88 marks 


Paper 2: 


Urban Issues and challenges, The changing economic world, the challenge of resource management, Geographical skills. 1 hour 30 minutes. 35% of the course/ 88 marks 


Paper 3: 


Issue evaluation, fieldwork, Geographical skills. 1 hour 15 minutes. 30% of the course/76 marks Pre-release booklet made available 12 weeks before exam. 


Homework 


Homework will be set twice a week and can range from: 


• Problem solving activities 

• Learning classwork for regular tests 

• ICT research 

• Extended pieces of writing

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