GCSE Geography

Qualification: GCSE

Examining board: Edexcel

Course specification:

Course leader: Miss Russell

Years taught: 9, 10, 11

What will I be doing on this course?

Living with the physical environment
Challenges in the human environment
Geographical applications
Geographical skills

How this course is assessed

Paper 1: Living with the physical environment Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment Paper 3: Geographical applications
What's
3.1.1 The challenge of natural hazards, 3.1.2 The living world, 3.1.3 Physical landscapes in the UK, 3.4 Geographical skills
What's assessed
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
What's assessed
3.3.1 Issue evaluation, 3.3.2 Fieldwork, 3.4 Geographical skills
How it's assessed
  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG))
  • 35 % of GCSE
How it's assessed
  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG))
  • 35 % of GCSE
How it's assessed
  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 76 marks (including 6 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG))
  • 30 % of GCSE
  • Pre-release resources booklet made available 12 weeks before Paper 3 exam
Questions
  • Section A: answer all questions (33 marks)
  • Section B: answer all questions (25 marks)
  • Section C: answer any two questions from questions 3, 4 and 5 (30 marks)
  • Question types: multiplechoice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose
Questions
  • Section A: answer all questions (33 marks)
  • Section B: answer all questions (30 marks)
  • Section C: answer question 3 and one from questions 4, 5 and 6 (25 marks)
  • Question types: multiplechoice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose
Questions
  • Section A: answer all questions (37 marks)
  • Section B: answer all questions (39 marks)
  • Question types: multiplechoice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose

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