North East Futures UTC

GCSE Geography

Subject content

The GCSE Geography content comprises the following elements:

Living with the physical environment

Challenges in the human environment

Geographical applications

Geographical skills

Assessment

Paper 1 Living with the physical environment

What’s assessed?

The challenge of natural hazards

The living world

Physical landscapes in the UK

Geographical skills

How’s it assessed?

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology)

35% of GCSE

Paper 2 Challenges in the human environment

What’s assessed?
Urban issues and challenges

The changing economic world

The challenge of resource management

Geographical skills

How’s it assessed?

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology)

35% of GCSE

Paper 3 Geographical applications

What’s assessed?

Issue evaluation

Fieldwork

Geographical skills

How’s it assessed?

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

76 marks (including 6 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology)

30% of GCSE

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

Other Year 10 Subjects

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GCSE MathematicsGCSE BiologyVocational Health ScienceGCSE Spanish
GCSE English Literature GCSE ChemistryVocational Computer ScienceGCSE Art
GCSE English LanguageGCSE PhysicsGCSE Geography
non-GCSE Heath and Fitness, Personal Development, independent and Project timeGCSE Computer ScienceGCSE History