Changes for 2022

Because of the ongoing impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are some changes to how AS Geography will be assessed in 2022.

These changes are for 2022 only.

What you need to know

  • Fieldwork not required
  • Familiar fieldwork questions removed, unfamiliar fieldwork questions remain
  • Advance information on exams is available

Fieldwork not required

Students do not need to complete fieldwork for 2022.

This means you do not need to submit a centre declaration form to say that students have been given the opportunity to undertake fieldwork.

Whilst it is not required, we still encourage you to plan and deliver as much fieldwork as possible.

Familiar fieldwork questions removed

Because fieldwork is not required, the question relating to students’ own fieldwork experience (known as ‘familiar fieldwork’) will be removed from Section B in 7036/2 Paper 2: Human geography and geography fieldwork investigation.

The total number of marks available for the 7036/2 paper will reduce from 80 to 65 marks (a removal of 15 marks).

The total time allocation for the 7036/2 paper will reduce from 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes.

Questions on ‘unfamiliar fieldwork’ (theoretical understanding of the fieldwork enquiry process) will remain.

Advance information on exams

To help students focus their exam preparation, we have released advance information on what exams will cover.

The advance information for AS Geography is available to view.

Help and support

For further help and support delivering AS Geography for assessment in 2022, please contact us.