Summer 2021 exam support

In August 2020 Ofqual confirmed there will be changes to the 2021 examination series due to the impact coronavirus has had on students’ education. Here you’ll find the information you need to help you understand the changes to GCSE Geography A.

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We are providing you and your students with materials specifically tailored to help you prepare for the summer 2021 exam series. Links to content support are listed below and we will let you know when further information is added as it becomes available.

Please note that the changes outlined are correct at time of publication and apply to the 2021 exam series only. For students due to be examined in 2022 these changes do not apply.

Changes to Pearson Edexcel GCSE Geography A examinations for 2021

Ofqual has confirmed that the changes for the 2021 series will be to remove requirements for:

  • (i) a written statement that centres have given students the opportunity to undertake 2 days of fieldwork
  • (ii) students to answer questions in the exam relating to their own fieldwork experience.

Details of what this means for our specifications and assessments can be found in

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Cross Awarding Organisation Guidance (coming soon)

Video guide to changes to exams, issues facing centres preparing students for the fieldwork questions in 2021 exams (coming soon)

Template of new Paper 3 fieldwork questions to show structure (coming soon)

Practice Paper 3 with new style fieldwork questions (coming soon)

Exemplar student answers to fieldwork practice paper with examiner commentary (coming soon) 

‘Getting familiar with ‘Unfamiliar’ Fieldwork’ - Rivers (coming soon)

These materials help teachers prepare their students for the Geography GCSE 2021 ‘unfamiliar’ fieldwork questions. Directed at students and with teachers notes they provide useful visualisations of the fieldwork techniques that would normally have been delivered to students in the field.

‘Getting familiar with ‘Unfamiliar’ Fieldwork’ - Coasts (coming soon)

These materials help teachers prepare their students for the Geography GCSE 2021 ‘unfamiliar’ fieldwork questions. Directed at students and with teachers notes they provide useful visualisations of the fieldwork techniques that would normally have been delivered to students in the field.

‘Getting familiar with ‘Unfamiliar’ Fieldwork’ - Urban (coming soon)

These materials help teachers prepare their students for the Geography GCSE 2021 ‘unfamiliar’ fieldwork questions. Directed at students and with teachers notes they provide useful visualisations of the fieldwork techniques that would normally have been delivered to students in the field.

‘Getting familiar with ‘Unfamiliar’ Fieldwork’ - Rural (coming soon)

These materials help teachers prepare their students for the Geography GCSE 2021 ‘unfamiliar’ fieldwork questions. Directed at students and with teachers notes they provide useful visualisations of the fieldwork techniques that would normally have been delivered to students in the field.

Content catch-up Guide (coming soon)

Written with students in mind, a simple guide to depth and breadth in teaching the detailed content to cover each Key ideas in the specification when short on contact time.

 

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Topic tests:

Topic 1: The changing landscapes of the UK - Overview of the UK’s physical landscape (coming soon)

Topic 1A: Coastal landscapes and processes (coming soon)

Topic 1B: River landscapes and processes (coming soon)

Topic 1C: River landscapes and processes (coming soon)

Topic 2: Weather hazards and climate change (coming soon)

Topic 2: Weather hazards and climate change (coming soon)

Topic 2: Drought (coming soon)

Topic 2: Tropical Cyclones (coming soon)