GCSE Examination Board:

Edexcel syllabus A


Assessment opportunities:

End of year exams 7 – 10

Year 11 Mock exams December and March


Yr 7: Cuckmere Haven

GCSE: Physical geography – Coasts (Walton-on-Naze) and Human geography – Inner City (Croydon land use and environmental quality)

GCSE Overview:

Component 1: The Physical Environment Component 2: The Human Environment Component 3:

Geographical investigations

1 hour 30 minutes exam 1 hour 30 minutes exam 1 hour 30 minutes exam
37.5% of GCSE 37.5% of GCSE 25%
3 Sections 3 Sections 3 sections
Section A: UK Landscapes (Overview of UK landscapes, Coasts, Rivers) Section A: Changing cities Section A: Physical environments (Coasts)
Section B: Weather hazards and climate change Section B: Global development Section B: Human environments (Inner city)
Section C: Ecosystems, biodiversity and Management Section C: Resource Management Section C: UK Challenges


Subject Title

Year 7

Autumn Term Introduction to geography and geography skills
Spring Term Population and tectonic hazards
Summer Term Volcanoes and Rivers


Year 8

Autumn Term Coasts and Brazil
Spring Term Ecosystems – Focus on Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest

Ecosystems Project

Summer Term The geography of crime

fieldwork investigation on crime


Year 9

Autumn Term Changing landscapes of the UK

Coastal landscapes and processes

Spring Term The Physical Environment


Summer Term The Human Environment



Curriculum: Components 1 and 2
Autumn Term Landscapes of the UK, Coastal landscapes and processes (inc. Fieldwork)
Spring Term River landscapes and processes
Summer Term Urbanisation: Birmingham and Mexico


Curriculum: Themes
Autumn Term Natural Hazards
Spring Term Population and Settlement
Summer Term Revision