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GCSE Geography Exams 2017

Title: GCSE Geography Specification A
Exam Board: AQA

For Examinations in 2017 only.

In Years 10 and 11, students work towards gaining their GCSE Geography qualification. Lessons include the application of examination skills to prepare students for GCSE examinations. The GCSE course is a linear course. This means that all examinations are taken at the end of Year 11.

The existing Year 10 Students will complete 2 examination papers and a Controlled Assessment component for GCSE Geography A (9030).


Topics include

2015/2016
Population
Living World
Coasts

2016/2017
Changing Rural Environments
Water on the Land
Tourism

GCSE Geography (examinable 2017 only) Scheme of Work Overview

 

  Year 9    

Year 10

 

  Year 11
       
Autumn 1 POPULATION Topic

Including: Population growth and Pyramids, DTM, LEDC and MEDC countries.

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT

Coastal management project based at Swanage, Dorset, continued.

TOURISM Topic

Economic importance of Tourism. Management strategies in the UK. Mass tourism, extreme environments and sustainability.

 

Autumn 2 POPULATION Topic

Population policies, case studies China, Kerala India. Ageing population and migration.

 

THE RESTLESS EARTH Topic

Mechanisms of Tectonics, Landforms and Plate margins, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunami impacts and mitigation.

Spring 1 LIVING WORLD Topic

Global Biomes and Ecosystems. Food Webs and Chains. Case studies of Temperate Deciduous Forest, Tropical Rainforest and Hot Deserts.

 

THE RESTLESS EARTH Topic

Complete for half of the term.

CHANGING RURAL ENVIRONMENTS Topic

Impacts and pressures at the rural-urban fringe, impacts of commercial farming.

Spring 2 LIVING WORLD Topic

Case studies of Temperate Deciduous Forest, Tropical Rainforest and Hot Deserts continued.

CHANGING RURAL ENVIRONMENTS Topic

Sustainability practices, Sub-tropical and tropical rural areas.

 

Summer 1 THE COASTAL ZONE Topic

Deposition, erosion and transport at the coastal zone. Coastal landforms.  Management strategies including field work to consolidate learning.

EXAMS

Revision, completion of Controlled Assessments and 2 exams:

 

Physical Geography 1 ½ hr paper (37.5% of the total marks)

 

Human Geography 1 ½ hr paper (37.5% of the total marks)

 

Summer 2 CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT

Coastal management project based at Swanage, Dorset.

(25% of final exam marks)

 


Assessment Details

Geography Specification A 9032 (EXISTING Year 10 only)
Foundation Tier & Higher Tier
Unit 1: Physical Geography
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins – 75 marks – 37.5%
Unit 2: Human Geography
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins – 84 marks – 37.5%
Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation
Controlled assessment – 60 marks – 25%

Key Dates

  • Controlled Assessment: Fieldwork will be carried out in Year 10, May 2016, controlled assessments will be worked on throughout the term.
  • Students with be examined in May/June of Year 11

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