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For centres in Wales: Approved WJEC GCE Geography (for teaching from 2016)

WJEC has developed a reformed GCE Geography qualification, regulated by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in Wales and has been approved by Qualifications Wales: it is not available to centres in England.

About This Qualification

WJEC offers a four unit course at GCE with an enquiry based approach to fieldwork at both AS and A2. It is a popular course enjoyed by learners in centres all over England and Wales for a number of reasons. The specification encourages students to understand a global world, its complex challenges and such issues as climate change, shifts in economic power, poverty and deprivation and sustainability. It also provides progression from either GCSE Geography A or GCSE Geography B. Face-to-face CPD and online training is offered and there is a high level of support by WJEC staff.

For centres in England: WJEC Eduqas GCE Geography (for teaching from 2016)

Through our Eduqas brand, we have developed a reformed GCE Geography qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2016. This qualification is designed to meet regulatory requirements in England. The specification can be found on the Eduqas AS/A level Geography page.

Key Dates

Summer 2017: G1 Legacy and AS Unit 1 (Wales) - Tuesday 16 May PM; G2 Legacy and AS Unit 2 (Wales) - Friday 19 May PM; G3 Monday 5 June PM; G4 Friday 9 June PM.

Latest News

October 2016

Join Our Team: Become an Examiner 

We are currently recruiting examiners for Geography AS/A level qualifications for next summer's examination series. If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.


September 2016

All documents indicated (New) are for teaching from September 2016. All other documents are Legacy.

Continuing Professional Development

We are holding a series of CPD courses from the autumn term to support teachers preparing to deliver GCE AS/A level Geography (from 2016). Book your place by clicking the course link below:

WJEC GCE AS/A level Geography - The Next Steps (Wales Centres Only)

August 2016

GCE AS/A Level Geography Fieldwork Guidance - Glaciation NEA (For Teaching from 2016)

June 2016

Fieldwork opportunities for the new Specification

Specific geography fieldwork courses have been developed by the Field Studies Council for those studying the new WJEC A level Geography Specification taught from September 2016 onwards.


Full details can be found here


 February 2016

The 2016 CPD Powerpoints are now available: Session 1; Session 2; Session 3.

The 2017 G3B project titles are in the documents page on the website.

November 2015

The latest GCE Geography bulletin is now on the website with information about specification development and other material.

G3B Candidates' Individual Project Approval Form

An updated Reading/Resource list is now available.

The CPD material is available for teachers to access on the CPD section of the Secure Website. If you do not yet have access to the secure website, click here for further details.

January 2015

New Fieldwork Investigations units are now published on the WJEC resources siteThe new 6 units available are relevant to both AS and A levels.

December 2014

There are three support documents available under resources for teachers to help candidates carry out the enquiry approach on selected topics for the 2016 G3B enquiry: deprivation, retailing and flooding. These have been prepared in conjunction with the Field Studies Council.

October 2013

Powerpoint: using the item level data.

G3B Important note - re-sit candidates:

This WJEC circular was sent to Centres in July 2012. This concerns candidates who wish to re-sit the G3B examination. They must study the prescribed topic for the year in which they take the examination. It also notes that the correct, current topics must be used.

Grade boundaries (UMS/Raw Marks)

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

UMS/Raw mark comparison and Grade boundaries


WJEC Digital Education Resources

Teaching Resources now available on the new WJEC resources website. Use links below:

Online Exam Review is now available for Summer 2015.

Other Useful Websites

Some useful networking sites that may be of help to teachers are:

GCE AS/A Level Geography Student Unit Guides Published by Philip Allan (Hodder)

For further information, please contact:

Erin Roberts - Geography Subject Officer 

Tel: 029 2026 5158
Email: erin.roberts@wjec.co.uk

Steve James - Geography Subject Support Officer 

Tel: 029 2026 5029
Email: steve.james@wjec.co.uk

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GCE AS/A level Geography Examiners' Report Summer 2016

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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