Geography


Living with the physical environment
3.1.1 Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
3.1.2 Section B: The living world
3.1.3 Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK

Challenges in the human environment
3.2.1 Section A: Urban issues and challenges
3.2.2 Section B: The changing economic world
3.2.3 Section C: The challenge of resource management

Geographical applications
3.3.1 Section A: Issue evaluation
3.3.2 Section B: Fieldwork

Geographical skills
3.4 Geographical skills

Qualification: GCSE
Awarding Body: AQA

What's assessed:
3.1.1 The challenge of natural hazards, 3.1.2 The living world, 3.1.3 Physical landscapes in the UK, 3.4 Geographical skills

How it's assessed:
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG))
35% of GCSE

Questions
Section A: answer all questions (33 marks)
Section B: answer all questions (25 marks)
Section C: answer any two questions from questions 3, 4 and 5 (30 marks)
Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose

What's assessed:
3.2.1 Urban issues and challenges, 3.2.2 The changing economic world, 3.2.3 The challenge of resource management, 3.4 Geographical skills

How it's assessed:
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
88 marks (including 3 marks for SPaG)
35% of GCSE

Questions:
Section A: answer all questions (33 marks)
Section B: answer all questions (30 marks)
Section C: answer question 3 and one from questions 4, 5 or 6 (25 marks)
Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose

What's assessed:
3.3.1 Issue evaluation, 3.3.2 Fieldwork, 3.4 Geographical skills

How it's assessed:
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
76 marks (including 6 marks for SPaG)
30% of GCSE
(Pre-release resources booklet made available 12 weeks before Paper 3 exam)

Questions:
Section A: answer all questions (37 marks)
Section B: answer all questions (39 marks)
Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose

Mr M Pick
Email: pickm@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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