Controlled Assessment in GCSE Geography

The QCA website provides an example of how GCSE Controlled Assessments will work in Geography.

A summary of the assessment completed at All Saints Catholic Humanities College in Huddersfield, along with a detailed outline of what students did and how it was assessed can be found by clicking on the following link:

In addition, full details of the regulations regarding the administering of the new assessments can be found by clicking on the following link:


New GCSE Geography specifications

The Geography Association have created a useful factsheet outlining the main aspects of each of the new GCSE Geography specs.

This concise overview of the specifications has been prepared by Secondary Phase Committee member Emma Johns. Or, for more detail, each of the specifications can be downloaded from the this blog via the links on the left hand side of the page.

Overview available at:

New GCSE History and Geography specifications

Not decided which GCSE History specification to adopt in September? If you feel you haven’t got time to trawl through all the specifications and want an overview comparing the key features of each one, let me know. I have produced a comparison grid summarising the content of each course and the various methods of assessment.

Email me and I will forward a copy to you:
Please give your email the title: GCSE History comparison grid request

In addition, The GA has produced a similar grid for the new GCSE Geography specs. It was published in a recent edition of the Teaching Geography magazine. If you would like a copy, email me. Please give your email the title: GCSE Geography comparison grid request.