Specification at a glance

This GCSE requires students to complete three units which consists of two written examinations and one controlled assessment task.

This specification is available for assessment in the June examination series. There are no previous learning requirements.

Geography Specification A 9032
Foundation Tier
Higher Tier 
Unit 1: Physical Geography
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins – 75 marks – 37.5%
Unit 2: Human Geography
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins – 84 marks – 37.5%*
Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation
Controlled assessment – 60 marks - 25%

AQA GCSE in Geography A is one of two specifications in this subject offered by AQA.

AQA GCSE in Geography B offers a different approach to delivering geography, looking at geographical issues and challenges and how these issues affect our world.

There are two tiers of assessment: Foundation (G-C) and Higher (D-A*). *

This mark is made up of 75 marks for content plus 9 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG).