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Geology GCSE (from 2009)

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WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCSE Geology qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.

The WJEC GCSE Geology Specification covers the following content:

  • Rock Exposures
  • Landscape-formation processes
  • Understanding the Earth
  • Major geological events
  • Earth events
  • Professional Geoscientists.

This qualification is popular with centres for a number of reasons:

  • The clarity of the Specification
  • The quality of teacher support and guidance
  • The reliability of examining
  • Friendly approach of WJEC staff.

Latest News

For centres in Wales: Designated WJEC GCSE Geology (for teaching from 2017)

WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE (9-1) Geology qualification, regulated by Ofqual and designated by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2017. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in Wales and England.

DfE subject content for new Geology qualification (England only)

We are delighted to announce that Department for Education (DfE) has now published the subject content for the reformed GCSE Geology qualification for first teaching from September 2017 in England. More information will be made available on our Eduqas Geology page later this year. 

Controlled Assessment

Centres intending to use the Option 1 task will require specimens and should contact David Evans or Sarah Price to arrange for them to be despatched. You are reminded that all other materials will be downloaded from the Secure Website from January 2017.

GCSE Geology Controlled Assessment, Option 2 task Accreditation Form template.

Important Dates

On-screen exam - Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Option 1 and 2 Controlled assessments - To be submitted to moderator by 5 May 2017.


  • Past papers and marking schemes are available free of charge to teaching staff on our Secure Website.

For further information, please contact:

Subject Officer

David Evans
029 2240 4253
Ebostio David

Subject Support Officer

Matthew Roberts
029 2240 4253
Ebostio Sophie

Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024
Eduqas A Level Geology (Wales & England Centres)
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GCSE Geology Examiners' Report Summer 2017

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2017 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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