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GCSE
Specification
Geography A
4030…read more

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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 be different from printed versions.
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GCSE Geography A for certification up to June 2013 version 1.0
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 of assessment 6
3 Subject Content 8
Full Course
3.1 Unit 1: Physical Geography 9
3.2 Unit 2: Human Geography 16
3.3 Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation 22
Short Course
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GCSE Geography A for certification up to June 2013 version 1.0
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 45
6.7 Factors affecting individual candidates 46
6.8 Retaining evidence 46
7Moderation 47
7.1 Moderation procedures 47
7.2 Consortium arrangements 47
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GCSE Geography A for certification up to June 2013 version 1.0
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.…read more

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GCSE Geography A for certification up to June 2013 version 1.0
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 use AQA
mark schemes, past question papers, details of or have used AQA in the past and are approved
teacher support meetings, etc, at AQA centres. A small minority is not. If your centre
http://www.aqa.org.uk/rn/askaqa.…read more

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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: Human Geography 2
Written Paper ­ 1 hour 30 mins ­ 84 marks ­
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GCSE Geography A for certification up to June 2013 version 1.0
2.1 Summary of assessment
Full Course
Unit 1: Physical Geography 37.…read more

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GCSE Geography A for certification up to June 2013 version 1.0
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 Setting: Centres will select a task from a choice of 11 provided by AQA 2 years prior to
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