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KS4

At KS4 students take GCSE Geography with AQA which covers both human and physical topics as well as applying skills to a particular current issue and fieldwork situations.

Paper Paper 1  Paper 2 Paper 3
Title Living with the physical environment Challenges in the human environment Geographical Applications
Topics

Section A: The challenge of natural hazards

Section B: The living world

Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK

Section A: Urban issues and challenges

Section B: The changing economic world

Section C: The challenge of resource management

Section A: Issue evaluation

Section B: Fieldwork

Exam Details

1 hour and 30 minutes long

88 marks (3 SPaG)

35% of GCSE

Answer all of Section A and B

Answer 2 from Q3, 4 and 5 in Section C

Both short and extended writing

1 hour and 30 minutes long

88 marks (3 SPaG)

35% of GCSE

Answer all of Section A and B

Answer Q3 and Q4, 5 or 6 from Section C

Both short and extended writing

1 hour and 15 minutes long

76 marks (6 SPaG)

30% of GCSE

Answer all questions

Pre-release resources booklet made available 12 weeks before Paper 3 exam

More information can be found here