AQA GCSE Geography

GCSE Geography

Units/modules studied by term

Geographical Applications [3.3] & Geographical Skills [unit 3.4] are taught throughout the subject content/ fieldwork sessions throughout the course.

Year 1

Autumn:
3.1 Living with the physical environment
3.1.1 Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
3.1.2 Section B: The living world
3.3 Geographical Applications
Spring:
3.1 Living with the physical environment
3.1.2 Section B: The living world
3.2 Challenges in the human environment
3.2.1 Section A: Urban issues and challenges
3.3 Issue Evaluations
3.3 Geographical Applications
Summer: – Mocks 1
3.1 Living with the physical environment
3.1.3.3 Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK [Coastal Landscapes]

Year 2

Autumn:
3.1 Living with the physical environment
3.1.3.4 Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK [Glacial landscapes].3.2 Challenges in the human environment
3.2.2 Section B: The changing economic world
3.3 Geographical Applications
Spring:
3.2 Challenges in the human environment
3.2.3 Section C: The challenge of resource management
3.3 Geographical Applications Review
3.4 Geographical Skills Review
Summer:
Revision, External Exams

Educational Visits undertaken with this course:

• Fieldwork: Enquiry into a physical environment – Coastal Margins
• Fieldwork: Enquiry into a human environment – Urban Change

Course Details

Course/awarding title: AQA
Specification Code: 8035
Qualification Accreditation: 60184103 (or 601/8410/3)
Number/Discount course: RF4
Length of course: 2 Years
Guided learning hours: 120 GLH

Assessment

Outcome grades: 1-9
Entry requirements: None from the board / TBC
External examination:

Paper 1

Living with the physical environment
How it’s assessed
• Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
• 88 marks

Paper 2

Challenges in the human environment
How it’s assessed
• Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
• 88 marks

Paper 3

Geographical application
How it’s assessed
• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• 76 marks

Coursework: 2 geographical enquiries in fieldwork. To be assessed in external paper.
Coursework Deadlines: School must submit a written statement as evidence of fieldwork to be completed prior to date provided by AQA and examinations.
Written exam paper 3: ‘Geographical application’ is based upon fieldwork and is 1hr 15 mins [76 marks].
TBC and are not extendable as documentation has to be provided to the AQA.

Assessments: Initial, 2 Teacher set KAT (Key Assessments Tasks) per Term, Yr 10 Mocks (May), Yr 11 Mock (Jan), Y11 (End of course)