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Subject Overview

GCSE Geography is an optional subject. We follow the WJEC board for Geography and you can find out more information on their website - www.wjec.co.uk

There are three units of study:

  • Challenges of Living in the Built Environment.
  • People and Natural World Interactions
  • Uneven Development and Sustainable Environments

How is the course assessed?

There are three exams which need to be sat at the end of year 11:

  • Unit 1: One hour
  • Unit 2a: 30 minutes
  • Unit 2b: One hour 30 minutes

There is also one piece of controlled assessment work that is worth 25% of your final grade.

Do I need to do fieldwork?

Yes, fieldwork is a compulsory element of the course, and will be used in your Controlled Assessment.

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