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WJEC GCSE Geography Specification A. INSET 2010 Principal Examiners’ Feedback. General Points. 2010 first examination of new specification A unique cohort – year 10 No allowance made in assessment for ‘maturity factor’

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wjec gcse geography specification a

WJEC GCSE Geography Specification A

INSET 2010

Principal Examiners’ Feedback

general points
General Points
  • 2010 first examination of new specification
  • A unique cohort – year 10
  • No allowance made in assessment for ‘maturity factor’
  • Marks/grades awarded at ‘accepted’ GCSE standard in line with assessment objectives stated in Specification
  • The UMS, a new idea for many teachers
entry policy
Entry Policy
  • A marked change in centre entry policy between H and F tiers
  • Significant change in candidature at both tiers which has impacted on performance
  • 65:35 (Approx 50:50 on Legacy)
  • Borderline candidates entering at H
  • Resultant reduction in overall standard at F tier
  • Freedom to ‘mix and match’ with Unit 2
the examination paper
The Examination Paper
  • 6 questions in 1 hour 45 mins
  • 15 marks per question
  • Change in balance of assessment objectives
      • 15% Knowledge and Understanding
      • 10% Application
      • 15% Skills
the examination paper10
The Examination Paper
  • 1 Water
  • 2 Climate change
  • 3 Plate tectonics and hazards
  • 4 Population
  • 5 Globalisation
  • 6 Development
core foundation
Core Foundation
  • General quality of answers weaker than in previous years
  • Globalisation (qu4) a difficult topic at this level. Implications for teaching and examining
  • Very poor use of case study material and examples when required (qus 3, 4 and 5)
  • And not required (qu1)!
  • The implications of levels mark schemes need to be made clearer. Level 3 is only grade C!!
specific points foundation
Specific Points - Foundation
  • Qu 1 Photograph interpretation a skill reflecting change in AOs
  • Qu 2 Try to develop understanding of the macro implications of people changing behaviour to reduce impact of climate change
  • Qu 3 Good understanding of plate tectonics and hazards. Theme lends itself to use of case studies, generally very poor in part c
specific points foundation15
Specific Points - Foundation
  • Qu 4 Weak understanding of population pyramids (skills again!)
  • Weak understanding of concept of birth and death rates
  • Qu 5 Need to read question carefully, ‘explain one impact’ for 3 marks means just that!
  • Qu 5 Quantification when describing graphs
core higher
Core Higher
  • An effective test of knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Question 4 and 5 more testing
  • A significant number of low scoring scripts
  • Lack of impressive answers to levels questions
question 1
Question 1
  • Secure knowledge of processes
  • Lack of specific map skills
  • A need to address both command words
question 2
Question 2
  • Greater understanding of the greenhouse effect
  • Develop points turning 1 mark into 2
  • Cartoon was misleading
question 3
Question 3
  • Need to understand basic terminology
  • Annotation rather than labelling
  • Use of specific examples and case studies
question 4
Question 4
  • Skills are well developed
  • Most questions are marked with a points marking scheme
  • Need to use outline maps where provided
question 5
Question 5
  • Encourage candidates to use statistics to quantify descriptions
  • Understanding of globalisation weak in many centres
  • A need for candidates to use resources when provided – easy marks are being thrown away
question 6
Question 6
  • Answers need to be precise
  • Points should be developed to maximise marks
  • Most candidates need to have a greater knowledge of Millenium Development Goals
conclusion successful candidates
Conclusion – Successful Candidates:
  • Have a good knowledge of basic geographical terms and concepts.
  • Read questions and instructions carefully.
  • Understand the meaning of command words.
  • Answer in detail, guided by the marks for that question.
  • Develop points to give a full description or explanation
  • Address all parts of a question.
  • Make good use of real examples and case studies.
  • Study resources and use them effectively.