GCSE Geography Paper 3: exam time updated for summer 2024

Published: Tuesday 12 Sep 2023

For GCSE Geography, we've updated the duration of the exam for Paper 3 (8035/3): Geographical applications by adding 15 minutes on to the total exam time.

For the summer 2024 exams and onwards, the total exam time for this paper will change from 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.

We hope this change will have a positive impact on learners sitting the exam and will allow them more time to complete all the requirements of the assessment to the best of their ability.

The updated specification is available on our GCSE Geography qualification page, and the assessment materials are available in Assessment resources and on Centre Services. We've also included a reminder on the front cover of each of our past papers and sample assessment materials to allow 1 hour 30 minutes if you're using these as mocks for your learners.

The confirmed May/June 2024 exam timetable (version 1.1) has been updated to reflect this change.

There have been no other changes to the Paper 3 assessment. Timings for Paper 1 and Paper 2 will remain the same.

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