What is in this GCSE course? Details of exams, other elements and marks available.

Structure of Exam
1 - Physical.  88 marks
1 hour & 30 minutes.  35% of qualification (Monday 18th May)
2 - Human.  88 marks
1 hour & 20 minutes.  35% of qualification (Wednesday 3rd June)
3 - Fieldwork.  76 marks
1 hour & 15 minutes.  76% of qualification (Thursday 11th June)


Even though this is a new specification, there are still 2 years of past exam papers available. 

The website Revision World has copies of these papers.

Our specification is AQA Geography A: 8035.  We previously used Geography A: 9030.

Any extra question practice you can do will be marked and will help you to understand how the examiners will mark your work. 

There are lists of revision questions in the shared drive along with book chapters and overviews of every topic

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  •  Eat well, sleep well
  •  ‘Chunk It’ – use the learning checklists to plan your revision into small chunks of about 20 minutes each
  •  Revise somewhere quiet, without distractions
  •  Use the Doddle software to watch presentations for topics you are less sure about and use the quizzes to test yourselves.
  •  Ensure that you attend the targeted invitation support revision sessions suggested by your teacher
  •  Check the PLCs and decide which topics you might need support with.
  •  Test your knowledge by doing flash cards with family or play Taboo, Pictionary and ‘Heads Up’ for key terms and key processes/ landforms.
  •  Practice your case studies in a fun and unique way – maybe by inventing a character or by doing it in an accent!


  •   BBC Bitesize and SENECA Learn are useful and relevant websites.
  •   We are subscribed to Doddle which has PowerPoint presentations, interactives and mini quizzes to help you revise

www.BBC Bitesize

Seneca Learning




The questions will either test your skills, knowledge or understanding/ literacy.

Skills: Check the skills checklist and make sure that you can comfortably do all the required geographical map skills, graph skills, and basic mathematical applications.  For help with these you can use the Doddle website where there is practice and quizzes.

Skills also include using photographic, satellite and aerial pictures.  You have to be able to describe what you see, suggest reasons or use evidence from the pictures to support your answers.

Knowledge: These questions are lower tariff questions.  Make sure you revise all the key terms and sequences of land formations. Know your GLOSSARIES.  These are all available on the shared drive.

UnderstandingThese questions are longer and worth more marks.  These are application questions and show how well you can answer commands as well as linking those to your own knowledge.  Check the AQA website to ensure you know what the command words ask you for and practice LOTS and LOTS of questions.