Key Stage 4

Course Overview

Paper 1: Living with the physical environment

  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • The Living World
  • Physical Landscapes in the UK
  • Geographical Skills

How it's Assessed

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes 35% of GCSE

Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment

  • Urban issues and Challenges
  • The Changing Economic World
  • The Challenge of Resource Management
  • Geographical Skills

How it's Assessed

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes 35% of GCSE

Paper 3: Geographical Applications

  • Issue Evaluation
  • Fieldwork
  • Geographical Skills

How it's Assessed

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes 30% of GCSE

Students are assessed every 6 hours and regularly reflect on their progress in order to achieve their full potential. Mid and end of topic assessments are carried out under timed examination conditions. Students are provided with full revision notes.

Further details of the course are available at http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035