Examination Board: AQA
The AQA course is assessed across 3 papers:
Paper 1 – Physical Geography: Hazards, Living World, Physical Landscapes UK (Glaciation and Rivers)
Paper 2- Human Geography: Urban Environment, Changing Economic World, Resources
Paper 3- Geographical Applications: Synoptic element pre-release will come out before Easter, Fieldwork (questions on unseen fieldwork and our own investigations)
It is important that your child is taking personal responsibility for their retrieval work. They must be working through their topics from year 10 and identifying areas of weakness to focus on. This includes learning case study material in detail.
CPG revision guides, workbooks and revision cards are available to buy through school and are on your ParentPay account. Please ask students to collect in school once you have bought these. On your child’s class Team, they will find each topic Knowledge Organiser which is an excellent revision resource in itself.
Assessment in Year 11
Year 11 students have 2 main assessments, one in November, and one in late February. In addition to this there are shorter topic tests their teacher may set.
PPE – November 2023 – Physical Geography and Fieldwork: Focus on Hazards case studies, Glaciation, Rivers and the Human and Physical Fieldwork projects.
PPE – February 2024 – will mainly focus on Paper 2 Human Geography, but also include questions on the Living World
There are a number of useful online resources which we would encourage students to use
https://www.coolgeography.co.uk – Lots of lovely videos and some PowerPoints and explanations on key content
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/geography-revision/gcse-aqa/ For past papers, revision notes and summaries
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc For an all-round look at the course including multichoice quizzing