GCSE Geography

Faculty Vision

Geography is the study of the world and everything in it. Geographers explore the relationships between people, the environment and the economy all over the globe. It is our job as geographers to analyse potential future scenarios and to create sustainable solutions to some of the big problems facing society- both locally, nationally and globally.

Studying GCSE Geography

3 Written Exams:

Unit 1: Physical Geography – 1.5 hours (35%)

Unit 2: Human Geography – 1.5 hours (35%)

Unit 3: Geographical Applications – 1.25 hours (30%)

GCSE Exam Specification Title

AQA GCSE Geography 8035

Link to Exam Specification


Future education, training and/or career prospects

Geography students are often viewed as some of the most employable, due to the range of skills developed as part of the GCSE. The Russell Group of universities has selected Geography as one of their preferred ‘facilitating’ subjects when applying to university. Common careers associated with Geography include business management, teaching, environmental science, urban planning and environmental consultancy.