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Geography

Content and assessment overview Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Geography B consists of three externally examined papers.

Component 1: Global Geographical Issues

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 37.5% of the qualification 94 marks

Content overview:

● Topic 1: Hazardous Earth

● Topic 2: Development dynamics

● Topic 3: Challenges of an urbanising world

The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response and extended writing questions, calculations and 8-mark extended writing questions.

Component 2: UK Geographical Issues

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 37.5% of the qualification 94 marks

Content overview:

● Topic 4: The UK’s evolving physical landscape – including sub-topics 4A: Coastal change and conflict and 4B: River processes and pressures.

● Topic 5: The UK’s evolving human landscape – including a Case Study - Dynamic UK cities.

● Topic 6: Geographical investigations – including one physical fieldwork investigation and one human fieldwork investigation linked to Topics 4 and 5.

The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response, calculations and 8-mark extended writing questions.

Component 3: People and Environment Issues – Making Geographical Decisions

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 25% of the qualification 64 marks

Content overview:

● Topic 7: People and the biosphere

● Topic 8: Forests under threat

● Topic 9: Consuming energy resources

Section A: People and the biosphere Section B: Forests under threat Section C: Consuming energy resources Section D: Making a geographical decision The exam includes multiple-choice questions, short open, open response and extended writing questions. Section C will include 8-mark extended writing questions and Section D will offer a choice of one from three decisions assessed through a 12-mark extended writing question.