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Geography B GCSE
WJEC GCSE Geography Specification B has evolved from the popular Avery Hill specification and shares the same ethos of student-centred geographical enquiry. The specification focuses the minds of students on the geographical issues that are relevant to their generation. Students have the opportunity to consider stakeholder views on a variety of geographical issues and, in doing so, become knowledgeable, yet critical, geographers.
The deadline for the submission of completed controlled assessment samples for moderation is Friday 28th March 2014. As in 2013, centres will be required to submit their controlled assessment marks online via the WJEC Secure Website from 10th March. Once all marks have been entered and submitted, the online system will confirm the details of those candidates whose work will need to be sent in the sample. As in 2013, the moderator address details will only be available via the online system, and can be seen once marks have been submitted and the sample has been confirmed.
As in 2013, the relevant covering mark sheet and guidance notes (CAB2) can be downloaded and completed from the Internal Assessment / coursework forms page. Please see the Controlled Assessment guidance and timeline document for a step-by-step guide to the process.
The Principal Examiners' report, providing feedback on the summer 2013 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.
The internal assessment standardising continuing professional development programme for the 2013 – 2014 academic year is now open for bookings. These events are free of charge, but please note that attendance is limited to one member of staff per centre for each subject. Examination review will be provided online. Additional members of staff may attend on payment of a £30 per head administration fee. Examination review will be provided online. A presentation giving details of this provision is now available on the website.
2013 Moderator Reports are available to centres via the secure website on the 'Internal Assessment Mark Input' page.
Interested in teaching WJEC GCSE Geography B for the first time this September? If so, this document will give you a brief overview of the specification.
Unitised Specifications - GCSE
Video explaining entry and re-sit rules for GCSE unitised specifications
Unitised Specifications - GCSE Video
Continuing Professional Development
Resources / Key Documents
All documents page including Specification, Specimen Assessment materials, Teacher Guides, Course models, etc.
Past papers and marking schemes are available free of charge to teaching staff on our Secure Website.
Resources are also available through our online Shop.
A 'ning' website dedicated to WJEC GCSE Geography (Not a WJEC website - opens a new window).
Copies of the dedicated text book and a revision guide can be obtained by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks
For further information, contact:
Andy Owen, Geography Subject Officer
Tel: 029 2026 5114
Andrew Williams, Geography Support Officer
Tel: 029 2026 5141