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Y11 Geography

GCSE Geography - Exam Board Edexcel

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Geography A consists of three externally examined papers.

Students must complete all assessments in May/June in any single year.

Component 1: The Physical Environment

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

37.5% of the qualification 94 marks

● Topic 1: The changing landscapes of the UK – including optional sub-topics from which students choose two from three, 1A: Coastal landscapes and processes, 1B: River landscapes and processes and 1C: Glaciated upland landscapes and processes.

● Topic 2: Weather hazards and climate change

● Topic 3: Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

Component 2: The Human Environment

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

37.5% of the qualification 94 marks

● Topic 4: Changing cities

● Topic 5: Global development

● Topic 6: Resource management – including optional sub-topics from which students choose one from two, 6A: Energy resource management and 6B: Water resource management

Component 3: Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

25% of the qualification

64 marks

● Topic 7: Geographical investigations − fieldwork

● Topic 8: Geographical investigations − UK challenges

For more information please see Miss Mardell

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