Geography B (9035)

This is our outgoing specification (last exams 2017).
For our new specifications see:

GCSE Geography (8035)

GCSE Geography B offers a different approach to delivering Geography, focusing on geographical issues and challenges and how these affect our world.

This course offers:

  • a stimulating and imaginative issue-based approach to Geography
  • an insight into future challenges through the study of current issues of local, national and global importance
  • an awareness of mankind's responsibilities to other people, the environment and the sustainability of the planet.

Study of this course will give students of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop:

  • communication skills
  • graphical and cartographical skills
  • technological skills, including ICT and GIS
  • interpersonal skills through debate and discussion
  • literacy and numeracy skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • entrepreneurial skills and awareness of career possibilities.

This course has 25 per cent controlled assessment and is suitable for students wishing to study a variety of subjects at a higher level.

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Spelling, punctuation and grammar 

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Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs, including marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Geography B
Specification code 9035
QAN codes 60064912

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