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Geography B GCSE

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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.


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.

Controlled Assessment

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.

Controlled Assessment titles 2017

Controlled Assessment approval form 2017

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.

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

Key Resources

The linear and unitised specifications

2016 Controlled Assessment Titles

2016 Controlled Assessment Approval form

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

Use of item level data from WJEC examinations

GA Conference 2014: Volcanologist Dr John Stevenson's presentation and handout (watch the video)

GA Conference 2014: FSC starter activity and presentation (watch the video)

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

For further information, please contact:

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

Robert Williams - Geography Support Officer (Specification B)
Tel: 029 2026 5313
Email: robert.williams@wjec.co.uk

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