Grade Booster Online AQA GCSE Geography

This online course is designed to support all Year 11 students taking AQA GCSE Geography.

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  • 20-40 hours learning time
  • 50 course steps

About this course

This AQA GCSE Geography Grade Booster course is designed to guide students through everything they need to know to maximise their success, including the format of the three papers, the geographical skills they need to master, how to answer all types of questions effectively, and how to feel confident with their fieldwork.

Who it's for

All Year 11 students taking AQA GCSE Geography

Course series

Grade Booster Online

Course outline

In this section we run through the Grade Booster course, along with what you will need to know for each paper, and the common mistakes that examiners see and how to avoid them.

  • 1.1 - Introduction to Grade Booster
  • 1.2 - Exam Paper Overview
  • 1.3 - Examiner Feedback

In this section we focus on how to answer the low-tariff questions effectively, looking at the command words you need to know and talking through some model answers, before getting to 'be the examiner'.

  • 2.1 - Understand the Command Words
  • 2.2 - Mastering the MCQs
  • 2.3 - Be the Examiner
  • 2.4 - Exam Question Practice

In this section we focus on the numerical skills that make up 10% of the marks across the three papers, talking through different types of graphs, along with the calculations that you need to know.

  • 3.1 - Line Graphs and Bar Charts
  • 3.2 - Pie Charts and Pictograms
  • 3.3 - Histograms, Divided Bars and Scattergraphs
  • 3.4 - Straightforward Statistics

In this section we share some top tips for answering the six markers and walk you through some examples, looking at how to construct effective chains of reasoning.

  • 4.1 - All the Sixers: Introduction
  • 4.2 - Sixer Exam Practice: Tropical Rainforests
  • 4.3 - Sixer Exam Practice: LIC/NEE City
  • 4.4 - Sixer Exam Practice: Tectonic Hazards
  • 4.5 - Sixer Exam Practice: Ecosystems

In this section we look at what makes a good nine marker, looking at how to deconstruct the question, and how to develop a balanced, logical and coherent answer that gets you into Level 3.

  • 5.1 - All the Niners: Introduction
  • 5.2 - Niner Exam Practice: Climate Change
  • 5.3 - Niner Exam Practice: Urban Integrated Transport

In this section we guide you through the six strands of fieldwork that you could be examined on, along with top tips to help you go into Paper 3 with confidence.

  • 6.1 - Introduction to Fieldwork
  • 6.2 - Unfamiliar Fieldwork
  • 6.3 - Familiar Fieldwork

This this section you will find a series of videos that cover content from Paper 1, including explanations of key concepts and processes and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge.

  • Tectonic Hazards - Plate Margin Processes
  • Where Tropical Storms Develop and Why
  • Natural Hazards - Impact and Response
  • Impacts of Deforestation
  • Rivers - The Long Profile

This this section you will find a series of videos that cover content from Paper 2, including explanations of key concepts and processes and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge.

  • The Challenges of Urban Growth
  • The Development Gap
  • Transnational Corporations in LICs and NEEs
  • Moving Towards a Post-Industrial Economy in the UK
  • Resource Challenges in the UK

This this section you will find a series of interactive quizzes to test your knowledge of topics across both papers.

  • Tectonics: Red Herring Activity
  • Impact of Tectonic Events: Categorise Activity
  • Tropical Storms: Scrambled Sentences Activity
  • Deforestation: On Balance Activity
  • Coasts: The Cube Activity
  • River Courses: Connection Wall Activity
  • Rivers: Chains of Analysis Activity
  • Rivers: MCQ Activity
  • Push and Pull Factors: Categorise Activity
  • Greenfield and Brownfield: On Balance Activity
  • Sustainable Urban Environments: Bubble Quiz
  • Development: Categorise Activity
  • Development: Connection Wall Activity

Try these quick games to test your recall of key vocabulary for different parts of the specification

  • Urbanisation - GCSE Geography - MCQ Activity
  • Food Supply - GCSE Geography - Categorise Activity
  • Water - GCSE Geography - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Infrastructure - GCSE Geography - Connection Wall Activity
  • Tectonics - GCSE Geography - Concentration Game Activity


  • Vicki Woolven

    Vicki Woolven is Subject Lead for Key Stage 4 Humanities at tutor2u. Vicki previously worked as a Head of Geography and Sociology for many years, and has been a content writer, senior examiner and local authority Key Practitioner for Humanities.

  • Suzanne Thorne

    Suzanne Thorne is an experienced Head of Geography with over 25 years teaching experience in both state and independent sectors. She has authored teaching resources and articles for AQA Geography GCSE.

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