GCE Geography. The New Specification. Underlying Principles. To build on the strengths of the existing specifications To provide a relevant and interesting geographical course for post 16 students To develop a course based on core geographical principles yet also contemporary in nature
The New Specification
Unit 4A : fieldwork externally assessed by AQA in a 1½ hour examination. Candidates’ understanding of their own fieldwork will be examined through generic questions.
Unit 4B : an issue evaluation (1½ hours) based on pre-released material (2 months) including elements of enquiry skills.
Core Physical: Rivers, floods and their management
One from: Cold environments
Hot desert environments and their margins
Core Human: Population change
One from: Food supply issues
Candidates will answer three questions:
The Physical options:
The Human options: