At GCSE we study AQA A GCSE Geography. The syllabus can be found here.
The GCSE consists of six units:
- Physical Geography
- Restless earth
- Water on the land
- Living World
- Human Geography
- Population change
- The development gap
- Controlled Assessment
Practising past questions is a great way to revise. All the past papers and markschemes can be found on the AQA website.
The course has two tiers: Foundation (grades C – G) and Higher (grades A* – D). There are three assessments which contribute to the final grade.
Physical Geography: 1.5 hour exam taken at the end of year 11 (37.5% final grade)
Human Geography: 1.5 hour exam taken at the end of year 11 (37.5% final grade)
Controlled Assessment: 2000 word report based on primary data collection (25% final grade)
Throughout the course there will be end of unit assessments so that progress can be tracked. These results will also be considered by teachers when entering students for exam tiers. Revision for these assessments is essential. General revision guidance can be found here and more specific information is available on the unit pages.
Reading OS maps
For all units you must be able to read and interpret an OS map. The following documents will help: