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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

(October 2016)

Join Our Team: Become an Examiner or Moderator

We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and/or Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series. If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.

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 
Telephone: 029 2026 5478
Email David

Subject Support Officer - Sophie Gibbs 
Telephone: 029 2026 5438
Email Sophie

Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024
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