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GCSE
Specification

Geography A
Full Course ­ for exams and certification in June 2013
Short Course ­ for exams and certification in June 2013

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GCSE
Specification




Geography A
4030

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This specification will be published annually on our website (http://www.aqa.org.uk). We will notify centres in writing
of any changes to this specification. We will also publish changes on our website. The version of the specification on our
website will always be the most up to date version, although it may…

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Contents

1Introduction 3
1.1 Why choose AQA? 3
1.2 Why choose Geography A? 3
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 4
1.4 How can I find out more? 4

2 Specification at a Glance 5
2.1 Summary…

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6 Controlled Assessment Administration 44
6.1 Authentication of controlled assessment work 44
6.2Malpractice 44
6.3 Teacher standardisation 45
6.4 Internal standardisation of marking 45
6.5 Annotation of controlled assessment work 45
6.6 Submitting marks and sample work for moderation…

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1Introduction


1.1 Why choose AQA?
AQA is the UK's favourite exam board and more AQA provides a comprehensive range of support 1
students receive their academic qualifications from services for teachers:
AQA than from any other board. But why…

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1.3 How do I start using this specification?
1 Already using the existing AQA Not using the AQA specification
Geography A specification? currently?
· Register to receive further information, such as · Almost all centres in England and Wales…

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2 Specification at a Glance GCSE Geography A for certification up to June 2013 version 1.0



2 Specification at a Glance


Geography
Specification A
Full Course Unit 1: Physical Geography
(4032) Written Paper ­ 1 hour 30 mins ­ 75 marks ­
37.5%
Foundation Tier
plus
Higher Tier
Unit 2:…

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2.1 Summary of assessment

Full Course

Unit 1: Physical Geography 37.5% of the full GCSE

· External examination
· June availability from June 2012
2
Summary of Content
Section A
· The Restless Earth
· Rocks, Resources and Scenery…

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Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation 25% of the full GCSE

· Controlled Assessment
· June availability from June 2012
Local Fieldwork Investigation
Marked out of 60. Maximum word guidance of 2000. 6 hour write-up under direct supervision.
· Task…

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