The GCSE Geography courses follows the AQA A syllabus which can be downloaded here and includes all details of assessment and the course structure. Past Examination Papers and mark schems from 2003 to present can be downloaded here. Click on any of the topics below to find out what you should know for each section and vocabulary to learn.

Paper One: People and the Natural Environment

40% of total marks ( 1 hour 45 minutes)

Section A: Geographical Skills

Section B: 1. Tectonic Activity
2. River Landscapes
3. Coastal Landscapes

Paper Two: People and the Human Environment

35% of total marks (1 hour 30 minutes)

1. Settlement
2. Agriculture
3. Development

Coursework

25% of total marks

Coursework of approximately 2500 words based on a fieldwork investigation at a local/small scale. last year this was looking at Loughton Brook in Epping Forest.

There are two tiers of assessment Foundation (G-C) and Higher (D-A*)

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