Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Examinations

Students must take six written examinations for a full GCE Geography qualification.


Unit

Assessment

Weightings

AS 1: Physical Geography

1 hour 15 mins

In Section A students answer three short structured questions.

In Section B they answer two questions that require extended writing from a choice of three.

40% of AS
16% of A level

AS 2: Human Geography

1 hour 15 mins

In Section A students answer three short structured questions.

In Section B they answer two questions that require extended writing from a choice of three.

40% of AS
16% of A level

AS 3: Fieldwork Skills and Techniques in Geography

1 hour

Students must bring a table of data and a summary statement to the exam. There are two compulsory, structured questions.

20% of AS
8% of A level

A2 1: Physical Processes, Landforms and Management

1 hour 30 mins

Students answer two structured questions, one from each of their two chosen options.

24% of A level

A2 2: Processes and Issues in Human Geography

1 hour 30 mins

Students answer two structured questions, one from each of their two chosen options.

24% of A level

A2 3: Decision Making in Geography

1 hour 30 mins

This is a compulsory decision‐making exercise in the form of a case study.

12% of A level

 

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