Specification at a glance

Geography Specification B (9037)
Foundation Tier
Higher Tier 
Unit 1: Managing places in the 21st Century
Written paper – 1 hour 30 minutes – 86* marks – 37.5%
Unit 2: Hostile world and Investigating the shrinking world
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 minutes – 86** marks – 37.5%
Unit 3: Local investigation including fieldwork and Geographical issue investigation
Controlled assessment – 60 marks – 25%

For assessments and subject awards after June 2013 there is a requirement that 100% of the assessment is terminal.

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

AQA GCSE in Geography A focuses on the geographical processes that shape our world through the study of physical and human geography.

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

* this mark is made up of 80 marks for content plus 6 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)

** this mark is made up of 80 marks for content plus 6 marks for SPaG