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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.

News

April 2014

WJEC are delighted to have sponsored the FSC lecture on the future assessment of fieldwork at the annual GA conference in Guildford. Please find the starter activity and presentation (which includes detailed notes).

This year’s annual Geographical Association Conference and Exhibition was held at the University of Surrey.

More than 700 delegates from around the world attended this event, to share the latest ideas, resources and support in primary and secondary geography education.

January 2014

The deadline for the submission of completed controlled assessment samples for moderation is Friday 28th March 2014. 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.

Teacher Bulletins

October 2013

Presentation explaining the use of item level data from WJEC examinations.

Grade Boundaries

Raw / UMS mark grade boundaries

Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks

Principal Examiners' Report

Examiners' Report 2013

Continuing Professional Development

CPD courses Autumn 2014 

Resources / Key Documents

The linear and unitised specifications

2015 Controlled Assessment Titles

Presentations used in recent CPD events

Useful training materials from previous CPD cycles

Detailed teacher guidance notes which explain how the WJEC set controlled assessment tasks may be developed by centres

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.

Useful websites

WJEC Online Exam Review contains sample candidate responses and assessment commentaries

WJEC free digital classroom resources

Geographical Association

Royal Geographical Society

Field Studies Council

Copies of the dedicated text book and a revision guide can be obtained by e-mail to: sian.zakaria@hodder.co.uk

Contact details

For further information, contact:

Andy Owen, Geography Subject Officer 
Tel:    029 2026 5114
Email: andrew.owen@wjec.co.uk

Andrew Williams, Geography Support Officer
Tel:    029 2026 5141
Email: andrew.williams@wjec.co.uk

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