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.
For centres in England: Accredited WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Geography B (for teaching from 2016)
Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE (9-1) Geography B qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in England and has been accredited by Ofqual. The specification can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Geography B page.
Detailed guidance notes on the 2017 titles can be found via the link here and by scrolling down to the documents found under the 'Teacher Guidance Notes' category.
The deadline for the submission of completed controlled assessment samples for moderation is Friday 25th March 2016. As in 2015, 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.
Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks
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.
- Online Exam Review contains sample candidate responses and assessment commentaries
- WJEC free digital classroom resources
- Geographical Association
- Royal Geographical Society
- Field Studies Council
For further information, please contact:
Andy Owen - Geography Subject Officer
Tel: 029 2026 5114
Robert Williams - Geography Support Officer (Specification B)
Tel: 029 2026 5313
GCSE Geography Spec B Examiners' Report Summer 2015Download
Principal Examiners' Report
The Summer 2015 Principal Examiners' Report, providing feedback on the Summer 2015 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.