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GCSE Geography

In Years 9 and 10 we cover the Eduqas specification A course which examines both physical and human environments with a focus on particular place. A summary of the topics covered are as follows:

 

Component 1: Changing Physical and Human Landscapes

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

35% of qualification

Section A: Core Themes

Two structured, data response questions assessing Core

Theme 1 (Landscapes and Physical Processes) and Core

Theme 2 (Rural-urban Links). Some questions will require extended responses.

Section B: Options

One structured question (from a choice of two) assessing Theme 3 (Tectonic Landscapes and Hazards)

 

Component 2: Environmental and Development Issues

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

35% of qualification

Section A: Core Themes

Two structured, data response questions assessing Core

Theme 5 (Weather, Climate and Ecosystems) and Core

Theme 6 (Development and Resource Issues). Some questions will require extended responses.

Section B: Options

One structured question (from a choice of two) assessing either Theme 7 (Social Development Issues)

 

Component 3: Applied Fieldwork Enquiry

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

30% of qualification

A written examination in three parts using a variety of structured data response questions, some of which will require extended responses.

Part A will assess approaches to fieldwork methodology, representation and analysis.

Part B will assess how fieldwork enquiry may be used to investigate geography's conceptual frameworks.

Part C will assess the application of broad geographical concepts to a wider UK context and assess the ability to make and justify a decision.

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